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My PC does not recognise a DVD


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#1 1up2down

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:55 AM

I have purchased a DVD called Driving Test All Tests for PC that is supposed to be suitable for XP, Vista and Windows 7.
I have two desktop computers, both with XP Pro 32 bit Service Pack 3 installed on them, but neither of them recognised the DVD in the drive.
I returned the DVD and got a replacement but the same thing happened.
I decided to try installing Windows 7 on a spare hard drive but still the DVD was not recognised.
I then tried using my neighbours laptop which instantly recognised the DVD.
So does anyone have any idea what might be causing my desktops not to recognised the DVD.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:35 AM

Hi, i guess the first question will have to be do they all recognize other dvd's

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:51 AM

Yes of course all other DVD's are recognized. I couldn't have installed Windows 7 on my spare hard drive if that was the case.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:31 AM

I have two desktop computers, both with XP Pro 32 bit Service Pack 3 installed on them, but neither of them recognised the DVD in the drive.

I would agree with caperjac, that the first question Must have been do your 2 players recognise other DVDs, as all others seem to recognise them -

There are other ways of downloading Windows 7 direct from Microsoft, via the internet !!
>> "Yes of course all other DVD's are recognized" << Should have been ""Yes I have tested other DVDs and they do (or) do not work"".
We still do not have an exact full reply to caperjac yet -
Please test at least 2 independant DVDs (not CDs) in the drives and make sure they are recognised, or that you can install from there.

Thank You -
As an extra -
Did you follow the set of M/soft directions for installing Windows 7, also this seems to be in no way related to your current problem.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:04 AM

Sorry, I did not realize that Windows 7 could be installed without a DVD. But your right, I just tried playing two movie DVD's and they were not recognized either.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:08 AM

Just tried a different DVD drive but that made no difference.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:41 AM

Problem solved, it just needed to clean the plug in socket at the back of the drive. Thanks all the same.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:54 AM

Glad you got it working.
Not exactly something yo would think of right off either!
Good job! :thumbup2:
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