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DVD drive will not recognize certain DVD's

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Old 20-07-2008
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DVD drive will not recognize certain DVD's

I have a Windows XP desktop at home whose DVD drive is working weird since couple of days. Few DVDs work fine on it but when I insert few DVDs, the icon in My Computer indicates it as CD and Autoplay won?t appear. When I try double clicking to open it says:

?Disk is not formatted, Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows.?

Note, this error occurs only with few DVDs while other play fine. Also my DVDs don?t have problem because I tried playing them on my laptop and they work fine there. Is there any working solution for the same? Please help.

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Re: DVD drive will not recognize certain DVD's

I don?t know what exactly could be the cause of this problem but there are few things you should go through. First of all visit drive manufacturers website and install the most recent firmware/driver available. Restart the computer and if still you facing the problem, just shut down the system, Open Cabinet, unplug DVD drive?s cable, clean it with soft cloth and re-plug again. See if it works fine now.
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Old 21-07-2008
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Re: DVD drive will not recognize certain DVD's

It could be:

1) The use of cheap media, or media that the DVD drive doesn't like.
2) The firmware needs to be updated.
3) The DVD drive is going bad and needs replacing.
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