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DVD-RW reads only CDs

  • DVD RW
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
July 25, 2005 5:02:02 PM

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I have a DVD-RW drive (Toshiba SD-R5113) and it was working
fine for a while. Now it read CDs fine but not DVDs.

I updated firmware, cleaned it up and tried different things but
no help. When I insert the disk the light in the drive keeps
glowing continuously and when I click the drive from Windows
Explorer I get the error

"Windows can not read from the disk. The disk might be corrupted or it could
be using a format that is not compatible with Windows"

I am suspecting this is a software problem, but could not
figure out anything else.

More about : dvd reads cds

July 26, 2005 10:01:20 AM

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Can we assume that you've tried more than one disk?

Now, if you are trying disks that you've recorded yourself, I'd suggest
trying a commercial DVD. It is possible that your own creations have
deteriorated to a state of unusability. This has been known to happen
for various reasons, such as poor media and/or poor storage conditions.