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I have recently got my old files transferred onto DVD-R disks to put onto my new computer. For some reason when I put one in, the drive just sits there and won't read the disk. If I try and click on the drive I get an egg timer and nothing happens. Sometimes it will load the disk up after a very long time but then when I go to copy the files to my new hard drive it fails. Any ideas?

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  • EssexIbiza Nov 01, 2008

    Hi this is not the problem. Surely if you create a data dvd disk with mp3s and photos on then when you put them in a dvd drive you should be able to explore the folders and copy them across by dragging and dropping them into the my photos and my pictures folders on the hard-drive?

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You have to have the software that backed up your files to disk installed on the computer, the same software has to restore the files. For example, Nero will not restore files created by Slysoft. Good Luck.

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  • Rick Drew Nov 01, 2008

    Your right, drag and drop should do the trick, I noticed you stated that its a new hard drive. I'm thinking that somewhere during installation a driver or two might not have been recognized or installed. Thank you for your rating also. I have a software that will help you Re-Install all of your drivers again without hurting your system. Send me your e-mail and I will send it to you free ASAP. The software is mine so I can do this.

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