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Won't read some DVD's

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  1. SlickStretch

    SlickStretch Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. Megabite

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    Have you tried those DVd discs in another PC?
     
  3. SlickStretch

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    Yes. They all read perfectly fine on my mom's Dell Inspiron, and my Xbox 360.
     
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