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Windows XP MYST 10th Anniversary DVD Edition CD DVD ROM reader can not read disk format what format was used?

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  • Anonymous Sep 15, 2009

    Sure

    I have Windows XP Media Center Edition

    When I put a CD in the CD drive there is no result. Under "Properties" I read that it is a blank tape. When I took the CD back to "Best Buy" where I purchased it, their PC clearly shows that there are files on the CD.
    When I used FixYa the message is "can not read media format".
    I would like to find the proper software that will read the "format" and use the CD.
    Is this restatement clear enough?

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2009

    My thanks to LuckyLuke78 for trying but alas no resolution. The software site I was sent to will only work for DVD's. It will not recognize my CD.

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2009

    Here's what I have
    under "My Computer" drive is titled
    DVD-RW Drive
    Properties hardware shows
    TSST corp CD/DVDW TS-H552L
    TYPE- DVD/CD=ROM drive
    Version- 5.1.2535.0
    Driver files
    C:\Win\Sys32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sys
    \DRIVERS\imapi.sys
    \Drivers\PxHelp20.sys
    \DRIVERS\redbook.sys
    \storprop.sys

    one apology I must make, product IS listed as a "DVD" on the box it came in.

    Microsoft Fix it, when asked to read and check this drive says
    "Media in CD/DVD drive is not readable" and shows the drives hardware name

    I bought the DVD at BEST BUY and their computer shows that files do exist on the disk.

    Do I need a different CD/DVD driver? or is there a software to add to the current driver?

    Thank you for bearing with me and my headache.

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2009

    Here are some results

    CD with pictures works fine
    Audio CD works fine
    Older game DVD works fine

    Movie DVD same problem
    driver does not recognize DVD and I tried all the Autoplay options

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2009

    Yes sir


    Again thank you for trying to help.


    Guess I'll go to Best Buy when I get a chance and see if they will tell me which media player their system uses as it seems to work.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    No, I am still in search of resolution. Your Fixya software is starting to look like a left handed advertisement to help you folks generate more revenue.

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You will normally need the right software/program to view some formats, and I would recommend VLC media player as it does most and you can download it here for free:
http://www.vlcmediaplayer.info/london3/

Please leave fair comment if I have helped you.

Thanks

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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  • David Parker
    David Parker Sep 16, 2009

    Sorry,have I read the question wrong?



    Do you need your player to see'Windows XP\r\nMYST 10th Anniversary DVD Edition',because this is on a DVD I presume?

    If you are trying to play a dvd, you need a dvd player or it will show 0 bytes if you only have a cd-rom.



    Maybe tell me exactly what you are trying to read and on what type of disc and what model cd-rom or dvd player you have and we can go from there.



    thanks

  • David Parker
    David Parker Sep 16, 2009

    If you downloaded vlc media player that I sent you the link for and installed it(when inserting disc choose VLC media player not windows media),then it should read your dvd.If not and no other dvd's play then it is not normally a sofware issue, and probably the dvd player itself.

  • David Parker
    David Parker Sep 17, 2009

    It sounds like the dvd might be OK then.Did you try the VLC player?Movies normally require dvd software like VLC, whilst games do not.



    Please get back to me



    thanks

  • David Parker
    David Parker Sep 17, 2009

    Could you possibly leave some comment or better rating?

    It takes time to research some questions and post solutions, and it would just be nice to know whether I have helped.



    Thank you

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