Solved windvd wont play or recognize dvd

January 21, 2012 at 13:34:06
Specs: Windows XP
Dvd player will not recognize dvd in any of my player, ie media or realplayer or windvd

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January 21, 2012 at 17:55:15
As I understand it, DVD drives have 2 lasers - one for reading CDs & one for DVDs. If your drive reads no DVDs whatsoever (either store-bought or home made), my guess is the DVD laser has burned out. That means the drive will have to be replaced. SATA DVD burners are less than $20 these days. IDE drives are more expensive. Here's one of each:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...



#1
January 21, 2012 at 14:04:16
Homemade DVD or store-bought? Latest codec pack installed?

http://www.xpcodecpack.com/download


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#2
January 21, 2012 at 14:51:05
This is on my Computer. Windows XP Professional. Media Player and Real Player will play music but not DVD's. I want to use the WinDVD player to play Media DVD's but error messege comes up and says "No valid drive or disc found".

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#3
January 21, 2012 at 15:14:31
So is this a dvd which has been copied ONTO your system or is it a PHYSICAL insertable DVD. The statement "No valid drive or disc found" makes me wonder whether your drive has failed or whether you are actually inserting a disk into the existing drive.

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#4
January 21, 2012 at 16:10:17
It is the dvd/cd player on my computer tower. It says DVD/writable cd. Its on D drive. When I put a DVD into the tower CD/DVD player , it does not recognize dvd but will play cd's.

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#5
January 21, 2012 at 16:47:54
How old is the Computer or the DVD that is in the Computer?
Some of the older DVD's were either DVD- or DVD+ and could only
read the DVD Disc related to the type it was ( example if you had a
DVD- and tried to view a DVD+ it would give you the message you are receiving)

If it is a Multi-Read DVD, meaning that is can view both DVD- and DVD+ then
you either have a bad DVD Disc you are trying to view or are the DVD lazers are bad on the DVD section of the DVD. Or you are not using a Software program that
will view DVD's or are missing the codec that can view the DVD you are trying to View.

Hardwicks Computing Helps


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January 21, 2012 at 17:55:15
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As I understand it, DVD drives have 2 lasers - one for reading CDs & one for DVDs. If your drive reads no DVDs whatsoever (either store-bought or home made), my guess is the DVD laser has burned out. That means the drive will have to be replaced. SATA DVD burners are less than $20 these days. IDE drives are more expensive. Here's one of each:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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