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DVD video not recognized

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Spank .e

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My computer DVD burner/player (Pioneer DVD-RW 104) is drive "D". When I insert a video DVD (movie) nothing happens except the drive seems to search repeatedly with the green light flashing for several seconds and finally stops. Drive D shows nothing is in it.
My Computer is a Compaq Presario 6029US, 180GB HD, (92% free) 512MB Ram, XP Service Pack 2.
Drive D will play music. Will show still pictures and files written to CD. Will recognize everthing except video. I can burn music and files but not video.
I have done the usual, defrag, system scan, registry update and the system shows "clean". I have installed the latest updates from Pioneer. I have the latest updates from Microsoft.
I have Roxio CD/DVD creator 6. installed. I still have my Nero software but that is of no use either at this time.
I have searched the Internet and Pioneer for a resolution to my problem to no avail and have finally come here for help. Any suggestions?
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Your drive uses two lasers. One for CD's, and one for DVD's. Sounds like your DVD laser subsystem has failed. Really nothing you can do but replace the drive. :tazz:
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