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DVD Drive cannot see DVDs but CDs can

I have a Gateway with a Sony Optiarc 7203A DVD Writer Drive running from a Vista OS. Inserting a DVD results in the drive not seeing the media. Clicking on the drive from an explorer window results in No media in drive error. However, when I insert a CD in the drive the data displays, as expected.

I attempted removing the higher and lower filters from the registry and nothing had changed. DVDs cannot be read, CDs can be read.

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You dvd player seems to be incompatable with vista

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

  • james06 Sep 29, 2009

    your dvd is f***ed THEN !!!!!!!!

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