full dvd disk won't open

October 25, 2010 at 13:22:06
Specs: Windows 7, i7 core / 9G
have full (too full?) dvd disk that won't open/read. autoplay doesn't open. when i click on drive icon, white window opens and closes instantaneously. i had some regular files and some compressed files. last use may have extracted some compressed files, may havefilled disk up. but it should have stopped operation if no more room. any ideas? other disks work normally.

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#1
October 25, 2010 at 13:25:43
Your post makes no sense at all.
Are you using rewriteables?

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October 25, 2010 at 16:12:04
Sorry, I'm not the best typist. I'm also an amateur, relatively speaking. For 10 years I've had an old computer w/no recordable drives except 1.44 floppy and 100MB Zip. Have just recently gotten a new Dell PC. So I'm not experienced with making/recording/burning DVD disks. Your reply caused me to check and realize that disks in question are DVD+R disks. However, the rest is accurate. I copied files/data/info onto disk. Some came from online as compressed files and needed to be extracted, which I successfully did to some of that type. Last time I checked, the disk wasn't full, but then I extracted some more of the compressed files. The disk in question, when put in DVD+RW drive does not start Autoplay. When I left click on the DVD+RW drive icon, or right click on it then select 'Open', a window flashes open and closes as described above. If I put the disk in the DVD ROM drive, the disc will open but shows no files, but 'Properties' shows disk as full. Other disks (DVD+R) with files recorded to them open and read normally in DVD+RW drive and DVD ROM drive. In short, disk worked fine one time (last), then nothing the next. What no-nos are there, for DVD+R versus DVD+RW?

Thanks for your reply.


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#3
October 25, 2010 at 16:17:08
DVD+RW are not too reliable in my experiences. When you start putting on, deleting, putting on I think it does not work well.
DVD-R or +R are really cheap anymore. Load them up and burn the disc...there, it's done, leaves no room for errors. I find the others flakey and you have a tendency to lose valuable information.

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#4
October 25, 2010 at 19:32:26
how about put in a new disk?

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