Recently a new problem has crept up. Both Drives will not recognize a couple of Commercial DVD's I bought. This has happend with three so far.
The DVD's are playable in my livingroom DVD player but my computer does not recognize them. The computer drives recognize and play other commercial DVDs just fine just not these.
When I go into explorer, the drives show as empty. When first inserting the DVDs the drives do try to read them. They just do not show up as being in the drive at all.
I had planned on reformatting my hard drive anyway so that was my first step. I zeroed out the HDD using the Manufactuers tools and reinstalled Windows XP Home. I installed my DVD drivers and programs and tried again. Same problem.
I am totally updated my windows XP Home with Service packs, security patches, etc.
It still won't play the movie DVDs. Since this first happened I have rented a couple movies and found that one of the three wasn't recognized.
I also uninstalled and reinstalled under device manager as suggested on another post. And I used one of the DVD cleaner disks with the brush just in case.
I am out of things to try. It is confusing that they work just fine in a stand alone DVD player but in the computer drives they are not recognized and that it is only a few. I searched the web, Microsoft, a few forums, and have not come up with a solution. Others have had a similar problem but the fix was something I already covered or not applicable. Any help would be appreciated. Any clues?