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Laptop cannot read disc

Discussion in 'Copy DVD to DVDR' started by mphsbelle, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. mphsbelle

    mphsbelle Member

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    I burned my first dvd and can watch it on the computer that created it; but my laptop does not even recognize that there is a disc in the drive. I use the same program to watch movies on both drives. Any clues as to what is wrong.
     
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    is your drive a CD-RW/DVD-ROM in your laptop or is just a CD-RW drive (assuming its a RW)

    What make and model is your drive?
     
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    My laptop has a Dell cd-rw/dvd rom drive.
     
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    what type of media did you use? does you laptop play regular dvds?
     
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    I used TDK DVD+R disc. I play regular movies all the time. The movie Icopied even plays in my dvd player used with my tv. My dvd rw can do + or - r,and + or _ rw. But since I am new to this, I use +r media. Thanx
     
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    My best guess would be that your laptop drive does not support +R format. Try using -R

    i had a similar situation with my portable 7" RCA DVD player, it would not player my DVD+R discs but only -R's

    If that doesn't work post back and we will try somthing else :)
     
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    I have no idea how to record in plus r or minus r. I just clicked burn. Thanx
     
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    LOL ;) its not an option that a buning program lets you make but its an option of media you pick.

    The next time you get dvd blanks, look for DVD-R or ask for -R
     
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    I just purchased some -r media and will attempt to burn and watch it on my laptop. Will let you know the results. Thanx for all your help. I was not sure if I needed a specific program in order to watch my burned discs.
     
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    windows media player should work perfectly.

    Ill be looking for your post.

    Good luck :)
     
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    Laptop still does not recognize a disc is in the drive. Can view originalmovies but not view the copy.Have tried -R media and +R media. Getting frustrated. My dvd player at home plays the copy fine.
     
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    i have a few more suggestions :)

    I have learned (with my notebook) that Windows media player will not play a backup, but my desktop will..weird, but I was able to whatch the backup with powerdvd with my notebook.

    Do you have PowerDVD?
     
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    mphsbelle

    It's your media. I have a Dell 5100 and when using a burned Memorex DVD-R 4X or PRINCO DVD-R media it would not recognize them in the combo drive. Mine came with one type of combo drive and now has a Matshita CDRW/DVD UJDA740. At first I thought it was the combo drive and Dell sent me the Matshita which also didn't work.

    I do know that Sony DVD-R 8x and Legacy DVD-R 8x (from Newegg.com) will work after burned.
     
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    I have since bought Nero 6. Maybe this will help. Will try the Sony DVD-r media. What is powerDVD? I am trying everything. Thanx again.
     
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