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I have windows xp with a dvd burner for a drive. i have Heroes Season 3, i am trying to simply watch the 6 dvd's on my computer. i wached disc one perfectly, my computer wont read disc 2, but it reads all the other discs just fine. disc 2 plays in my dvd player just fine.. why can't i get disc 2 to play on my computer?

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Most of the time this is a simple lens issue where the cd drive in computer is slightly distorted causing it to be a little more frigidity about playing dvd that are not otherwise pristine I would go to walgreens and buy a can of compressed air give your dive a few sprays and you should have alot less problems like this

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Hi there,

Ocasionally this can happen with DVD's. As you haven't mentioned any other problems with the burner in your computer I think there maybe a slight problem with the disc itself or that it has a lot of finger prints on it which will need to be cleaned off using a lint free soft cloth. If you look at recorded sided of the disc under a light you may see a distortion in the surface a bit like a wavy line, this could indicate a flaw in the manufacture. The reason why your dvd player can run it is often down to the quality of the laser pickup. I was once told that Pioneer dvd players are particualy good at playing a disc when other machines won't as disc manufacturer's do/did use Pioneer machines to test the quality of their discs at manufacture. I can only recomend that if your box set is new then take them back to the shop where you purchaced them from and ask for a replacement stating that one of the discs won't play on your machine.

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To burn data files, Open project selector, make a data cd, click data cd project. WhenEasy CD Creator 5 opens and you choose your files to burn, try this: Select Disc at Once Radio button, click okay and click burn.

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