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Old 07-11-2007, 01:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DVD drive can read CDs but not DVDs?

Up until now, my dvd drive has problems reading dvds, but no problems when reading CDs. The error message is something like 'Windows cannot read, Disk is corrupted or not in format'.
I know this isn't the case as my other pc can read the DVD perfectly. Although, the dvd drive on my other pc is much newer.

Any thoughts or ideas?

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Old 07-11-2007, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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maybe something happened to the dvd drive itself as i had that problem in the past too and that could be the faulty laser or it could be anything. maybe try reinstalling the drivers or something. and yeah also check to see if the green light is flashing or it stays on or it never flashses. sometimes that could tell us what kind of problem that your dvd drive is experiencing.

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Old 07-12-2007, 01:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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bumpp. If it helps, the file was burned onto the dvd.
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've had this issue before, you need codecs. download the k lite codec/driver pack and see if it helps
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advanced geek and raknor answered it. it's one or the other
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