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"Incompatible Medium" error with Vista and DVD Decypter

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by CompNo, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. CompNo

    CompNo Member

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    Hello!

    I recently installed an LG bluray writer (WH14NS40) in my Vista system. It reads blank dvds, audio cds, and blu-rays perfectly. It also reads burned dvds that I have previously shrunk using dvd decrypter and dvdshrink (using another dvd-writer).

    I have just discovered that it does not read store-bought dvds. VLC player, Windows Media Player, and dvd-decrypter will not recognize the dvds, giving me the error

    Device Not Ready (Incompatible Medium Installed)

    I am assuming this is a region issue, or some new copyright issue that I am experiencing for some reason since installing the drive, but I have no idea what.
    The fact that it reads burned dvds tells me that it's not the dvd-format itself that is the problem. I updated to the most recent LG firmware after experiencing this problem, but the problem remains.

    Any help would be most appreciated.
     
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    Does Device Manager list the current region of the burner?

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    Yes, I changed it to "Region 1," from either "0" or a blank box (I can't remember).



    Edit:

    The problem is temporarily fixed using the Microsoft "Fixit" tool here:



    http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems



    Unfortunately, once I eject the disc and reload it, the original problem returns.
     
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