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DVD-RAW Drive reads most DVDs But not reading this DVD

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Visually inspect the bottom of the disc. Look for any medium to large scratches or pits. Try reading the DVD on a few different computers. If the DVD does not work on even some of the other computers, try taking the DVD to a used game store (GameStop/EB Games, for example) and ask them if they can restore the disc for you. They will probably charge you. If you are looking for a free method of cleaning up a disc, try taking glass cleaner (Windex, etc) and a paper towel to the bottom of the disc. Wipe the disc from inside out, not around in a circle. If all else fails, replace the disc.

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The drive name itself is the clue to know whether it can burn dvds or not.

  • In your case it's a CD-RW (read and write or rewritable) and DVD-ROM (Read only memory and not read and write or rewritable as in the case of CD)
  • Perhaps the one who told you did not understand your question properly , and understood it , in the sense that it can read CDs as well as DVDs , as far as Dvd-ROM drives are concerned many shopkeepers who are especially new working in the shop just make a guess and answer our question which could lead to this misunderstanding or incorrect information being passed on.
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You said that you are able to burn DVDs on other computer so please check the label on the DVD drive.. it should be DVD-RW/DVD+RW drive


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