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DVD drive not reading DVDs

By nichos
Oct 25, 2013
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  1. Hi,

    Since I went to win8 my DVD drive does not read dvd's that I formated (in XP) & copied files in them, although they are read by the Vista Laptop's drive.

    It reads program DVDs, even the ones I backed up in dvd's (formated in XP) of my own.

    I noted that the DVD drive ist shown in win explorer if you click on "computer" but, not shown among the system drives, unless a program dvd is inserted.

    Can you solve my mystery please.


    Home build, Asus P5K Premium WiFiiFi Intel,
    Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 95W 2.4GHz, OCZ Vendetta Cpu Cooler,
    2x2GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 800 (400mhz) PC2-6400,
    EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX KO 512MB GDDR3 (PCI-E),
    Seagate Barraguda sata 250gb, Corsair TX750M Psu, X45, XPhome/Win8
     
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,666   +86

    Is the driver for the DVD loaded? Since this home built system. When you put in pre-recorded store purchased DVDs does it read those. What software are you using to read the DVDs. Try VLC make sure you have the video/audio codecs loaded for that Windows 8 box.
     


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