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Looked around all over it and cannot find the about button, or anything remotely similar! hehe, but I imagine it is up to date?

Any other ideas as to what to do next?
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OK how old is the system?
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It is a rather new system, about 1 1/2 years or so. I looked around to see if I could find the exact date, I know it is there somewhere hehe, but buried who knows where....
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OK did you get installation disks or was the system preloaded with the OS?
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Preloaded, but I do have restore discs I made with the system.
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March 2010 so it is 1 1/2 years old
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OK have you tried the problem disks in other system and if so do they work like they are suppose to?
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On my old Laptop and my newer Desktop running XP - Commercial DVDS run fine, Homemade ones too, both DVD and CDR. Movie DVDs work as well.

On this system only Commerical Computer Discs work. Not Movies or Homemade discs (same discs in both instances).
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This one is running Win7 correct?
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Yes it is
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OK we might finally be getting someplace.
Copyright issues may be the problem.
What file format are the non commercial dvd's?
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Just data discs, mostly fotos, my own. Or Word Documents.
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OK autorun usually won't work then. If you explore the disks can you bring the files up then and access them?
As far as the photos I believe Win7 has the capability to run a slide show of the photos if that is all that is on the disk or you are looking at one folder worth of photo's
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No the discs that are homemade come up as blank media. All I get is if I want to write to them, of course this does not work either.
I cannot see anything with explorer except the write to disc (desktop) or the list of files waiting to be written to disc, in my case none...just desktop.
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Here is a capture of what I see when I look at a homemade disc, I have looked at this disc on two different computers, it is a 4.2 gig DVD full of files...just a plain olde data disc.

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