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DVD+ burner wont read DVD's

Discussion in 'Copy DVD to DVDR' started by Saibod, May 21, 2004.

  1. Saibod

    Saibod Guest

    Just installed DVD+RW drive but it wont read any DVD's. says invalid disk or drive although it reads and burns CD's no probs. current driver installed and its in device manager as DVD drive but when click properties on disk, say it is CD drive.
     
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    It would help quite a bit to know what make/model burner you have, what firmware is installed on it, what OS you're using and whether you are trying to read factory or burned discs.
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  3. Saibod

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    Sorry should have been more specific. It's a Ricoh MP5240A DVD Burner, running windows XP and trying read factory DVD's.... Firmware?
     
  4. Sophocles

    Sophocles Senior member

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    Do you have a soft DVD player, such as PowerDVD, or WinDVD? Is XP updated, codecs, Media Player, DirectX?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Firmware is kind of like a little BIOS stored in the burner itself and updating it usually helps media compatibility and performance, but, if your brand new drive isn't recognizing factory DVDs there is a good chance the drive may be defective.

    Do you have access to another PC so you can test your drive and see if the problem lies with the drive itself or your system?
     
  6. Saibod

    Saibod Guest

    OK Thanx I'll give it a try tonight, if it doesn't work I'll know to send it back.
     

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