My DVD is working fine. It plays DVDs well and I can play CD´s too, but when I put in a virgin DVD it just keeps reading and the HD lights keeps blinking. I can not open explorer to see if the DVD media is empty or not (even though I know it is empty). I must eject the media from the DVD player to continue. Windows shows no errors in the Hardware section but it does show a curiousity. I find my Samsung CD read/write (D) and I find my LG CD/DVD (F) but strangely I find another device that seems to be written as a SCSI DVD (H) which I do not physically have. I have tried to uninstall and remove the H drive and reboot without success. It always comes back. Does someone out there have an idea how I can resolve this. I would like to record on my DVD.
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Re: LG CD/DVD combo does not recognize virgin DVD´s
DVD combo do not burn DVD's they can only read DVD read CD and burn CD to burn on a dvd you need a dvd writer. A DVD combo is a combination of just a DVD ROM and a CD-RW.
with some models (even of LG) you only get one drive DVD/CD-RW but in dome version it shows as two different drives DVD and CD-RW. consider this as partioning of a drive if its to be analogued to HDD (though its not partioning its just diffrent PROMS)
Hope you understand that there is nothing wrong with your combo its just that you are expecting it to be a DVD-RAM which it is not.
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Are you sure that your ROM can't play the disc or is it that you don't have a program to play the disc? To my knowledge Windows XP didn't come packaged with a DVD Decoder program; except for XP Media Center. There are some FreeWare programs out there that you can download, or you can pay for the program that decodes DVDs so that you can watch them.
If your DVD isn't recognizing any type of DVD that you put into the ROM, then try playing a CD\DVD player cleaning disc in it. If that doesn't work, then you will probably have to get another DVD-ROM.
Hi,it's obvious from your problem that the particular disc that cannot be viewed on your computer is of a formatt not supported by the windows XP.some DVDs are of low quality which can be viewed practically on any DVD player but as a result of their low quality and the sensitivity of the Windows they are not recognized by your computer.
In as much as other DVDS play on your computer,it means there's no problem with your computer,but an unsupported disc formatt is been trying to be viewed and there's nothing you can do to view a DVD formatt not supported by your computer.please don't be bothered.
Thanks and take care
Sometimes these problem arises if any virus attacks your system, so first make your system virus free. And if its not the problem then your lense in the dvd drive is not working properly, its better to make repair it so that it works properly.
Dvd drives can read from both DVD and CD however due to technological limitations most DVD-ROM or RAM read up to slightly higher speeds for CDs than DVDs.
When burning DVDs professional companies that make prerecorded disks burn their disk at low speeds in an effort to achieve both compatibility and low errors, that is the reason their DVDs play on most DVD-ROMs. However DVDs me and you burn at home and work at high speeds are prone to errors and incompatibility with low reading speed drives.
As a result if your DVD-ROM has a low maximum reading speed then it can only read those prerecorded DVDs and only DVDs recorded at low speeds provided thre are not scratched.
I believe you managed to read those DVD movies if they were pre recorded.