Won't read some DVD's

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SlickStretch

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I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on an HP Pavilion dv7-1232nr laptop. My DVD drive is an "Optiarc DVD RW AD-7581S ATA Device" (So claims the device manager.)

My problem is that it won't read some DVD's while others work fine. For example; I put in the movie RV, and there's no problem. Everything works as it should. I put in the movie Down to Earth, and nothing. I open Computer and the green loading bar is very slowly filling up. I can hear the drive speeding up and slowing down dramatically. If I try to do anything with the DVD drive in windows explorer at this point, explorer usually crashes. DVD Decrypter says "Logical unit is in process of becoming ready." After a while (Usually 3-5 minutes) of this, clicking on the drive in Computer brings up a dialog saying "Please insert a disc..."

I also get this same problem with some writable dual-layer discs.

I've tried reinstalling the drivers for the DVD drive and the ATA channel the drive is on, and no change.
 
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