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DVD is not readable ...

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Green_Manelishi, Oct 14, 2010.


  1. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi
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    Installing some software last night the installation DVD was not readable; other DVDs are readable, that one ... not. I tried several times. No dice.
    That same DVD is readable by a different 'puter. So I shared the drive and installed the software.

    Any idea why one, of the many I have, was/is not readable? I can't even open it via MicroSauce Windoze Exploiter. The 'puter "thinks" for a while then insists I insert a DVD.
     
  2. GIockGuy24

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    Is it a DVD-R / DVD-RW? Some of those can be brand name or type compatible with some drives and not work in other drives. Then there's the whole DVD-R / DVD+R difference as well as other types of DVD's. If it's factory software install DVD it may be the drive is a bit off or pickyabout certain DVD's. If the laser is slightly out of alignment sometimes they'll read some VD's and won't read others.
     

  3. Green_Manelishi

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    Factory install DVD ... HP. Ahhhhhhh, the DVD reader on the HP/Compaq laptop read it, but the Asus was not allowed to play.