Can't use some DVD-R on Laptop

Averatec Av5500ea1 notebook
March 24, 2010 at 17:36:35
Specs: Windows XP
I know my optic drive isn't messed up because it can read lots of other dvd-r cds... but it won't read one of the cds even though it can be read in all other computers that I've tried... Can anyone tell me what's wrong with my laptop??

See More: Cant use some DVD-R on Laptop

Report •


#1
March 24, 2010 at 17:53:48
A couple of thoughts come to mind.

First: You mention DVD-R, but are you aware that this is a specific type of DVD media? That is to say, DVD-R discs and DVD+R discs are different so you have to make sure that your drive can read or write that particular type of disc.

Most newer systems can handle both, older systems may only support one, but there are no guarantees, the only way to be sure is to check your system specs.

Second: Many older systems don't support dual-layer discs. Many of the commercially recorded movies come on dual-layer DVDs these days.

So, the first step is to determine what type of DVD you have and whether or not your DVD drive supports it. If they're compatable, then you'll want to dig deeper.

-- kptech


Report •

#2
March 24, 2010 at 18:32:28
turns out to be DVD+R
thx so much :) better find a new DVD T_T

Report •

#3
March 25, 2010 at 07:22:02
You're welcome and thanks for the feedback.

-- kptech


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
March 25, 2010 at 12:40:53
uhm... so i went out n bought a DVD-R
but it's still not working;;; T_T why is this happening then??

Report •

#5
March 26, 2010 at 01:06:06
mmm

Have had occasions when simiar experiences - and never managed to determine the reason why...

A trawl after reading your post bings up:

http://searchwindowsserver.techtarg...

http://www.techsupportforum.com/mic...

One general sugggestion "out there" is to uninstall and then re-install the drivers for the drive. This occasionally seems to resolve such problems


Report •


Ask Question