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Ibm t23 laptop dvd rom not reading some dvds

Hi, i am using ibm t23 laptop.while i try to play some dvds dvd rom not able to read and its displaying an error message "windows cannot read from the disk.the disk might be currepted, or it could be usinga format that is not compatible with windows".but when i try to play with my freinds laptops (they have sony vaio, dell and hp using same operating system as mine) it doesnt have any problem with the same disk.plz help me solving this problem.

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  • goipipepsi Jul 30, 2008

    thx for reply.

    the problem with my laptop is

    when i insert some dvds its not reading.

    when i try to open the drive its saying

    "windows cant read the disc, it may be currepted or using

    format that is not compatible with windows".

    but when i try tro play the same dvd its playing in other

    laptops. and one more thing i dont have dvd writer.its just dvd reader. so plz help me with this problem.

    thx in advance

    gopi.

  • goipipepsi Jul 31, 2008

    hi i am using ibm t23 thinkpad laptop.

    the problem with my laptop is
    when i insert some dvds its not reading.
    when i try to open the drive its saying
    "windows cant read the disc, it may be currepted or using
    format that is not compatible with windows".
    but when i try tro play the same dvd its playing in other
    laptops. and one more thing i dont have dvd writer.its just dvd reader. so plz help me with this problem.
    thx in advance

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Sounds like you need a DVD decoding software, ie... winvid, interdvd, and powerdvd. Windows media player will play some DVD's, but many DVD's, especially newer ones, need an additional decoder in order to work. You will be able to find the software at filehippo.com, download.com, or IBM's support site. Keep in mind that burning software, ie... nero, roxio, and dvd shrink, have decoders in order to burn the DVD, so they will work as a decoder in conjunction with your media player.

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    Ryan Rogers Jul 31, 2008

    First off, the same operating system doesn't mean the same DVD decoding software. Your friends machine may have decoding software that yours doesn't. Also, it doesn't matter if you don't have a DVD burner, the burning software has decoders that will work to play DVD's. If you have tried decoding or burning software, like I originally suggested, then the problem will be with either the optical eye or the reading board in the DVD drive. Either way the drive is going out and will need to be replaced. Keep in mind that just because a drive will read CD's doesn't mean that it's good and will read DVD's. These are two entirely separate sections in the drive, one can fail while the other works just fine.

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