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DVD Drive Issues


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#1 JungleMan007

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:34 PM

I have two DVD drives. Both are burner and DL. One is internal Optiarc AD-7203S and the other is an external HP 840e. I have the most updated drivers I could find and I have tried to uninstall and reinstall them. Both read software discs fine and I can even burn discs with them. I have had a lot of trouble burning DL discs but I'm not concerned about that right now. The problem is neither drive is reading DVD movies. I put them in and the drive makes sounds like it is trying to read the disc but then it ultimately stops and if I click on the drive...it opens and tells to me to please insert a disc. This seems weird to me that I can use the drive for others things but not DVD movies. At first I thought maybe it was because the disc was too scratched or something. However, even new dvds with no marks cause the same result. Any ideas what this could be about?

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#2 Sterling14

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:28 PM

You may need to set the specific region (country) you're in. To do this, go to my computer, right click on the dvd drive, click properties, click hardware tab, click on the dvd drive, click properties, click DVD Region, and then select your country from the list, or the country the DVD's were made in.

If these are burnt DVD's, then I don't think you can legally burn copyrighted movies, but if there non-copyrighted videos, then it's legal.
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:34 PM

Changing the region does not work. I still cannot watch movies on my computer. It just will not recognize DVD movies. CDs and DVD software or games it does. It really doesn't make any sense to me.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:12 PM

Are these burnt DVDs, retail DVDs, or a mix of both? Have you tried turning the computer off, unplugging the external hard drive, and trying a DVD on the internal drive.
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