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Sony RDR-VX500 does not load some dvds, disc error.

5 days ago I started having issues where some dvds are giving me disc errors. the confusing part is that it is not all. ones that are failing continue to fail, time and time again. ones that succeed, do so every time. i have cleaned the ones that fail, but this does nothing. i have cleaned the dvd player. bear in mind all of my dvds work 5 days ago. i am completely confused. any ideas.

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Are some of the discs 8x and other 16x, it won't do 16x.

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The disk boot failure could come from a number of sources. I can offer some solutions one or a combination of which will hopefully correct the error.

First, check your BIOS settings to see if S.M.A.R.T drive reporting is enabled. To enter into BIOS please tap F2 key at start up. In the BIOS screen, if the S.M.A.R.T drive is enabled, disable it and give it a test run of 2-3 days under a regular rebooting cycle to see if the error persists. S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology)is a somewhat outdated standard developed as an "early warning" system to detect hard disk issues. If your desktop is newer, it may not even be available as an option as it is not widely used these days. The SMART technology while useful under certain circumstances had an extremely wide margin of error and would throw errors on boot occasionally when there would be nothing from either a physical or configuration standpoint failing or pending failing in the drive.

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Third, we can't overlook the possibility of a failed drive itself. Formatting and/or recovering the drive will most likely not correct an error of this type. If any of the steps resemble those suggested above and have already been attempted, the issue may well point to the disk itself. How old is your system out of curiosity. I realize this option is quite a stretch given the timeframe.

Keeping with issues with the drive itself however, if all steps listed above don't correct the errors, there could be a strong possibility of a failing disk. Since you say it will boot on occasion the failure may not be severe enough at this stage to completely fail, but a total inability to boot may be looming on the horizon.

I hope one or a combination of the recommendations I've made correct your issue. Keep me posted if possible.

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