DVD disk read error of mystery

By Plague
Dec 4, 2005
  1. So I have myself a Sony DW-D22A dvd burner. It's worked fine, never had a problem with it, use it to watch dvd movies, games, burning, etc.. however.. I recently purchased a dvd movie of 3 disks, and none of the disks will read, the drive won't even recognise the disk as being there, and the drive makes strange sounds after I put it in (autoplay is off!) Normaly I'd just assume it was a wierd format issue, however it reads in my other computer's dvd drive, an older HP computer (drive brand unknown) and works perfectly in a standard dvd player.

    Edit: This applies to all 3 disks in the set.

    More Info for system in question:
    System: Athlon64 3800+
    Ram: 512
    Video: Geforce3 ti 500
    OS: Win2k
    latest patches, upgrades, drivers, blah-blah-blah-ect.

  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Well, just about the only thing I can think of is upgrading your DVD/RW firmware.

    There are some issues with certain types of DVD encryption/protection and certain drives. Perhaps this is one of them.

    You can grab the latest firmware from your DVD/RW's manufacturer's website.
  3. Plague

    Plague TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It has the latest firmware version that I know of, which is BYS3.
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