Can't play DVD+RWs on Windows.

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August 17, 2006 at 10:45:00
Specs: Windows XP Home SP2 Versi, AMD Sempron+ 2600, 1.84 G
When I try to play DVD+RWs in my computer's DVD drive it does not recognise them, saying:

'Disk not formatted'
'Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows.'

The DVD+RW was made on a Sony RDR-HX525 DVD Recorder and has been finalised so it should play on other DVD players.

Anyone know how to fix this?


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August 17, 2006 at 10:51:31
Forgot to say, the DVD drive in my computer is a 'Maxtor 6Y080L0'.

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August 17, 2006 at 12:39:57
Your PC need to have a third party software such as Nero or Roxio to read DVD+/-RW discs. Windows XP CD disc read & write never have been updated to go beyond CD-RW (don't ask me why - ask M$).


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August 17, 2006 at 14:24:50
You need third party software to write to a DVD but not to read it in XP.

What is on the DVD, data or a movie?

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August 18, 2006 at 12:32:44
The DVD+RW contains video recorded from the television.

I have a copy of Nero Burning Rom although it is quite old (1999) and I doubt it has DVD support.

Are there any free programs that would enable my PC to read DVD+RWs?


P.S. My DVD drive is not a 'Maxtor 6Y080L0' as I said before, that is my hard drive.

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August 18, 2006 at 16:16:06
Your drive appears to be failing to read the disk, rather than failing to process the contents.

Is your drive working OK? Can it read a commercially produced DVD (movie or data)?

Assuming your drive is OK, is it one that can read DVD +? Check the make and model, then Google to see what it can read.

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