My dvd-rom/cd-RW (combo) drive wont read ANY DVD that i insert, he did that after a week i got it, but he failed to read the dvd and i just inserted the disk again and again intilll it recognize it but now he doesn´t even stop spinning it last 2 or so minutes to stop and it the dvd wont appear, the dire burns and read very good all kind of cds but not dvd, PLEASE help me im desperate
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Re: Reads all but DVD-Help PLEASE
When you say it won?t read are you trying to play commercial DVD movies or read DVD data disks?
If you're trying to play movies then you need a couple of things the first being some type of player program. Real player works as does Windows media player but usually DVD drives come with a striped down version of PowerDVD or WinDVD.
If you in fact have a player installed and when a DVD is inserted in your drive it doesn't play it may not be configured to automatically play DVDs. Try opening your player program and trying to manually play your DVD.
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The reason for this is most likely Copyright protection. If this is the case, it will read DVDs as it is only a DVD-ROM, but what happens in the case of CDs, is that they recognise the drive as a Burner, and the Copyright that is embedded into the CD wont let the drive read it. This also happens with DVDs in some DVD burners.
The way to test this, is by getting a CD-RW disc that has music or files on it, put it in the drive, and see if it reads it. If it doesn't, then you may have a fault with the drive, but if it does read the CD-RW, then the only way round it that I know of, is to buy a CD-ROM drive and use both drives.
h!, above is the model type of my combo drive dvd. It does not work
anymore, it only reads a cd format but not dvd..can you pls help me
with this..my personal email address [email protected] pls send me ur answer to my problem..tnx
ITs a dvd rom drive. It will not burn blank dvds in order to burn, it has to cd-r/cd-rw/dvd-r/dvd-rw. If a drive cannot write to a blank disc, it will eject it. Rom drives read only (Read Only Memory), Combo drives- burn cd's only read dvd's, and super drives both read and write to cds and dvds.