Suddenly getting errors whenever copying contents of DVD-Rs to desktop

By copyerror
Oct 28, 2010
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  1. I take a lot of pictures and a significant portion of my workflow for processing them involves loading them onto my laptop, organizing them into folders, burning them onto a blank DVD as a back up and then transferring them to my main computer (which I do all my editing on) via the DVD. I've been doing this for the past 5+ with no problems up until now. Starting a day or two ago I can't seem to copy the contents of any of my burned DVD-Rs to my computer without getting one of these two error messages:


    The copying process goes smoothly for the first 2 or so gigs (out of ~4) and the disc spinning can be heard but then it goes silent and the copying goes much slower, eventually stopping entirely and giving me one of those errors. I googled both error messages but couldn't find much that applied to my situation (copying files from dvd-rs to a desktop) and I'm not sure what they mean or what to do about them. Any help would be much appreciated!

    (Btw, OS is Windows XP Pro SP 2)
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Either the discs/burns are bad or your DVD drive laser is having issues reading the discs. I would suggest trying a different optical drive and see if you have the same issues.

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