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Dvd Not Recognisin Media

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#1 satnam


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Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:03 AM

My DVD drive keeps giving message - no media - when there is actually a blank disc in the drive, I have tried different discs and it also read CD's ok, it is only when I try to burn to a DVD
I changed the region code recently from region 2 to region 4 as I have moved to Australia, and since then it does not recognose Black discs

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:15 AM

Is this media that you have used in this drive before?

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:27 AM

How old is the DVD Drive? I have a problem like this where you need to keep re-inserting the DVD until it starts to read it. Like you, only happens with DVDs.

Try this: keep re-inserting the DVD and wait to see if it loads. After 10 unsuccessful tries, just leave it and tell us.

Report back and tell us how it goes :thumbsup:


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Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:48 PM

Some things you can try:
  • If you recently installed some burning software, uninstall it.
  • Clean the laser using one of those drive cleaning kits.
  • Open the Device Manager (Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc"). Locate the CD/DVD drive, right click on it and select "Uninstall". After it has uninstalled reboot the computer (it will be automatically reinstalled).

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 05:00 PM

what drive do you have and what brand of dvd blanks are they?

they sell some real doozies down under

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