|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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