Solved DVD Drive sees burned ISO bootable disk as empty

Hewlett-packard Compaq evo d530 desktop
January 21, 2014 at 17:41:36
Specs: windows 8, amd e1
Hi,
I have recently burned an ISO onto a blank dvd disk on my laptop (windows 8).
I put it in my computer but my computers dvd drive sees the disk as empty, I know its not empty because its working as it should on my windows 8 laptop.

Any suggestions.


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January 22, 2014 at 01:52:00
Also make sure the "non-booting" machine has the BIOS set-up to look at the CD/DVD drive first in the boot order. It may sometimes appear that the machine is looking at that drive (LED flashes on it), but if it's not, then set the order for it to be first...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."



#1
January 21, 2014 at 17:54:30
"its working as it should on my windows 8 laptop."
does this mean you can boot from it on the laptop?

larry


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#2
January 21, 2014 at 19:28:04
yes it does boot from laptop

thanks


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#3
January 21, 2014 at 21:48:10
Make sure the drive in the other computer is actually a DVD and not just a cdrom.

There are different capacity disks. Are you sure the drive will read whatever type it is?

If it's an r/w disk did you close the recording session? Sometimes open disks can only be read in the drive they were created.

Or maybe the drive is just bad.


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January 22, 2014 at 01:52:00
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Also make sure the "non-booting" machine has the BIOS set-up to look at the CD/DVD drive first in the boot order. It may sometimes appear that the machine is looking at that drive (LED flashes on it), but if it's not, then set the order for it to be first...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#5
January 22, 2014 at 06:53:56
With my elderly Acer Apsire (1692wlmi) I have found on occasion that a given brand of CD/DVD may fail to be recognised - certainly with a Mats---a drive which is what is installed in the Aspire… (Likely that brand name for the drive won't show fully here - due to net nanny style of censoring or whatever somewhere in the system/path to here… ' cos of the 4th-6th letters inclusive).

It seems to particularly affect Sony and Verbatim discs, and occasionally Memorex.

The discs are OK in an external Liteon and also a more recent Samsung unit.

They play etc. OK on my Macbook…

Cleaning the Mats---a drive with a suitable lens cleaning kit… makes no difference.

Oddly there are "some" Sony/Verbatim disks that will access OK; but in general in the Mats---a that is an exception. I have a (two disk set) duplicate copy of XP Office (one I made myself from my M$ set) on Sony CDR. It will not access/play within the Aspire; but is fine from an external drive! Wouldn't access if I used Verbatim disks for the duplicate copy… The disc(s) are "sort of recognised" - and the drive shows up in Explore - but the actual right hand window (which ought to show folder contents) remains blank. Windows identifies them a blank as pops up the usual "what do you want to do with this disc.."?

A duplicate of XP itself on a TDK disc is fine!

So I'm inclined to suspect something odd with either "some" Sony/Verbatim discs, or a problem with the Mats---a - though no idea quite what…?

Possibly you have the same situation…?

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