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DVD drive will not read Windows 7 install disc

Last response: in Storage
March 27, 2010 2:07:03 PM

Hey there,

Drive: Samsung Super Writemaster
DVD: Microsoft Windows 7 Profession FULL
PC: Desktop

My DVD drive seems to be unable to read my windows 7 install disc. I've tried the disc on my laptop and it reads it just fine. I tried my old Windows Vista install DVD disc in my desktop and it reads that just fine, so it seems only to be the windows 7 install disc it has a problem reading.

Is there a specific type of DVD drive required for using the windows 7 disc? I've googled my problem and there seems to be a few other DVD drives which have the same issue of not being able to read the windows 7 disc.

If needs be, can someone recommend an alternative DVD drive I could buy which they know for a fact will read the windows 7 disc? It would have to be a SATA DVD drive, and preferably one that could be bought at a local chain store such as pc world/comet/currys.

Thanks in advance.

March 27, 2010 2:54:27 PM

Nevermind, I took a punt on a LG DVD drive and it was successful.

Anyone thinking about using a Samsung DVD drive with Windows 7 should be careful!!