I want to read DVD, not write to it

April 11, 2011 at 04:37:51
Specs: Windows 7
I am trying to read a DVD movie (recorded on a DVD-R; recorded in DVD video format).
The problem is Windows 7 thinks I am trying to write to it and does not give me any way of reading it. When I try to open the DVD it shows me a dialog asking me to give a title to the media and consider it as a USB flash drive. I cannot open the disc to see its content either with the File Explorer or with any movie player. It always shows me the same dialog.

The disc reads fine in Windows XP. How can I read this disc in Windows 7???????


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#1
April 11, 2011 at 06:06:04
Would disabling AutoPlay help? Go to Control Panel, type Autoplay in the search box, and see what settings you're running.

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#2
April 11, 2011 at 06:14:11
No. It does not change anything. In fact it's not trying to play at all. It looks like Windows 7 sees an empty disc so my only choice would be writing files to it...

By the way, I'm all with the latest patches on software and drivers...


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#3
April 11, 2011 at 13:56:51
Then to eliminate hardware as the problem I would try another DVD-R disk. It could be the disk, the drive that burned it, or the drive in the Win7 install.

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#4
April 11, 2011 at 16:55:40
It's working with another DVD-R. Could it be that the first disc has not been finalized or something like that???? How can I verify?

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#5
April 11, 2011 at 17:39:41
You said the disk reads fine on Win XP, right? I would try it there again and check it's status. My software automatically finalizes after a burn, so I didn't mention that possibility, but that may be it.

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