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Win XP - DVD/CD-ROM not reading discs??

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: Win XP - DVD/CD-ROM not reading discs?? Reply with quote

Hi, i'm not very good with the technical side of computers. I have been given a desktop computer by a friend.
O/S - XP Media Edition
It has a LITE-ON DVD+RW LDW-401S.
I put a blank dvd disc in the drive but it doesn't appear to be reading the disc although at 1st it does make all the sounds as though it is trying to read the disc but then claims theres no disc in the drive.

I have updated the drivers but this hasn't helped and i have also unistalled and re-installed the drivers.

I haven't got a clue where to go from here? I've tried to include as much information as possible but if there is anything else you need to know please ask.

Thank you very very much for taking the time to read this.
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Markb



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Welcome to the forum.
Your problem is probably to do with the format of DVD that you are using. It was easy with CDs you had CD-R for one time recordable and CD-RW for re writeable. DVD's however have several different formats and they don't all work with all DVD recorders. Check out this Wikipedia article which explains the various formats. You will need to check the specs of your DVD recorder and make sure that you have a compatible disc.
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