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DVD±RW cant read copied disks

Discussion in 'Optical Storage & Writing' started by Solouko, 17 Jan 2006.

  1. Solouko


    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 598

    Location: North wales near Rhyl

    Ok, another friend of mine is having problems with his laptop, its an acer lappy with a DVD±RW drive in it but it’s only working as a DRV-ROM drive, it’ll read normal CDs and DVDs but it wont register CD-R, CD+R DVD-R DVD-RW… ect. With or without data on them, only non copied disks (originals) will work. now he’s got some dodgy software on there that I’ve never herd of so I’m thinking it might be software based but this has me stumped, even a normal DVD player can read a finalised copied CD-R!

    when you put a non original disk in the drive it just crashes

    Any thoughts on what it might be?
  2. mauron


    Joined: 9 Mar 2004

    Posts: 423

    Location: Beccles

    Had exactly the same trouble with an Aopen DVDRW, sent it back & replacement worked perfectly OK. If it's new send it back.
  3. J1234


    Joined: 16 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,800

    You could try removing it then putting it back and reinstalling all drivers, just a thought.
  4. Davey_Pitch

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    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 17,925

    Location: Liverpool, UK

    Solouko, do you realise you've written your signature wrong and completely killed the cleverness of it?