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DVD reader issues on Gateway laptop

By eyemfedup2
Nov 16, 2009
  1. have a gateway m320
    new xp pro clean install
    the dvd reader will read some cd's and dvd's but wont even recognize others
    that play fine on 5 other computers
    why?
    i don't get it
    downloaded all drivers from gateway
    like i said it will read some dvd's and cd's
    but some dont even get recognized
    tried a dvd cleaner and it doesn't even know it's there
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Some Cds and DVDs have "protection" on them which will only allow you to use them in the specified country
    Some written CDs and DVDs are just not good enough to be read on some laptop computers. For this reason, many users purchase external DVD Drives (USB Connected)

    I see it all the time ;)
     
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