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DVD RW Drive can't "see" DVD's


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Coop88

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Every so often my DVD drive refuses to play dvd's. These are just regular dvd's I rent from the videostore. I'll put in a DVD and the light on the drive comes on, then goes off. If I go to properties it shows me that the space on the disk is full. So I'll uninstall the drive, reboot, re-install the drivers over and over until it starts to work. Sometimes it won't start working until I put in a music CD, then remove it and insert a DVD. Why does this keep happening? It's so irritating...



BenQ DVD DD DW1625 (lightscribe)
Abit KV7-V
Windows XP sp2
Nero 6 (came with dvd drive)

Edited by Coop88, 14 July 2006 - 05:47 PM.

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Most likely it is small scratches on the DVD that is causing the problem. Rental DVDs always seem to be badly mistreated. I have a polishing cloth i use to clean the DVD with strokes that are vertical to get my NEC DVD-RW to see the disk. i just pull the cloth from the center straight out.

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Thanks for the response. At the moment my drive will not play ANY DVD's. I'm currently trying to get a successfull download from Nero to come through. It seems Qwest can't handle the traffic of it's customers.
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Ok, I've updated Nero and this thing still won't play any DVD's. It acts just like a regular CD Rom drive. I can play music CD's and run my Maximum PC cd, but it refuses to play a DVD. At this point I'm thinking it's a hardware issue. Anybody have any suggestions before I go out and buy another drive?
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Just for fun, I tried system restore to go back to a point when the drive would play a DVD. Nothing. This makes no sense.
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