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My dvd/cdrom drive doesn't read cds, it only reads dvd type discs…it used to work fine

Why would a dvd play and be read but the cds not be read? are there 2 heads, laser thingies that read differently? I thought it was one reader and it works for both types of cds and dvds ...
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0answers
20 views

CDROM not reading any disc

My CDROM is not detecting any disc from last 5 month, i brought it 10 months back used 2 to 3 times only, then suddenly it stop detecting any cd/dvd inserted into the drive. I though there may be ...
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0answers
36 views

Windows thinks CD-R is blank but it isn't

I've got an HP Pavilion dv7-4087cl laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 SP1. On several CDs when I put them in, windows autorun behaves as though a blank CD-R had been inserted. I put the same ...
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1answer
27 views

Installed Blu Ray drive, now regular DVD drive is messed up

I installed an LG Blu Ray drive. This drive only works reliably with the software with which it came ("CyberLink Mediasuite / PowerDVD"). Using, say WinDVD, results in wierd errors. My real problem ...
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2answers
99 views

Windows 8, optical drive not recognized anymore

As the title says I have a problem with my optical drive in Win 8... I installed windows 8 on my machine less than a month ago, and the drive worked fine until a week ago, when it stopped being ...
0
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1answer
147 views

CD/DVD Drive does not work - Compaq 6715B

I'm unable to get any activity from the CD/DVD drive on my Compaq 6715B laptop. I've done some research and see where others experiencing the error recommend removing content from the following key ...
0
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0answers
86 views

CD-ROM drive making “tzu tzu” sounds when locating files?

Recently, my laptop (Acer Aspire 4937G) is making weird "tzuuu tzuuuu" sounds whenever I try to read files from my CD-ROM. For example when using windows explorer, it will go "tzu tzu" whenever I ...
0
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0answers
67 views

Is there a path to blank CD or DVD in OS X 10.7

I know how to find a full disk, but I need the path to an empty CD. I'm trying to burn a disk using a special program in WINE, and converting the format to .iso is not an option.
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2answers
946 views

How to check quality of CD/DVD before burning?

I recently bought a couple of DVDs to burn but majority of them turned as faulty DVDs. I came to know when the DVDs were not able to burn the data into them. Hence Is there a way by which I can check ...
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2answers
485 views

Why DVD writers only have 24x write speed? [closed]

I remember CD writers get's twice the speed, now it seems DVD writers can only do up to 24x write speed if internal, and just 8x if it's a portable writer. It's been years since and it seems stuck on ...
11
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2answers
3k views

How to find out when a disc (DVD) has been written/burned?

Is there a way/tool to determine the date and time when a disc has been written/burned with high certainty? This is about data forensics and should be a solid proof. I already tried IsoBuster, but it ...
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8answers
2k views

Will there ever be faster CD and DVD discs and writers?

I was thinking about the fact that in the last years I have never seen CDs and DVDs supporting writing/reading speeds higher than 52X and 16X, respectively. Is this a commercial choice (i.e. ...
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2answers
607 views

How to Lock CD/DVD Drive to VirtualBox Guest System?

I have VirtualBox running on my Win7. The guest system is a Win2000. Now I want to test a DVD I got for Christmas with a software collection on it. Since I'm aware of autorun and other ...
0
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1answer
825 views

Burning Audio CDs from mp3 but on a DVD-R media( not CD-R ) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to burn DVD as audio CD? I am trying to create a Audio-CD from mp3 files. The media disc I use is a blank DVD-R disc and NOT a CD-ROM disc I used many ...
12
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1answer
333 views

Determining physical location of data on a disc

Does anybody know of a way to find out where, physically on a CD or DVD a given piece of data would be located? I am trying to watch a DVD at the moment, and am about half-way through, but it keeps ...
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2answers
77 views

Can a DVD production be burned to a CD-ROM [closed]

Assuming the size of a DVD-encoded program does not exceed the capacity of a CD-ROM, can the CD-ROM function as a DVD? Wouldn't DVD players have a problem reading it?
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4answers
10k views

How can I copy files from a scratched CD/DVD?

I have so far tried the following software solutions without success. Windows Explorer Copy (default) TeraCopy Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier Unstoppable Copier stops copying as a whole, it keeps ...
1
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1answer
100 views

Can I rely on CDs and DVDs for storage when I copy them without errors?

I have old CD and DVDs. I am copying the files I have on these discs to my hard drive, but can I be sure that these files are not broken? I copy these files with no errors and don't want to keep the ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Update TSSTcorp CDDVD Drivers

I've got installed a DVD-Writer: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-216AB Windows says me that the installed Drivers are current (6.1.7600), but another website tells me the newest driver is more than 7.x and from ...
1
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1answer
157 views

My DVD-ROM doesn't read anything and it is not shown in Device manager. What to do?

Suddenly my LG DVD-ROM stopped working. the bulb is blinking when i put DVD/CD in it, but nothing else happens. I can't see it in Device Manager either. What to do?
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0answers
67 views

disc drive is starting up on its own, with cd inside already. random as far as I can tell

i will have a cd or dvd left inside my laptop, and it will be fine most of the time. occasionally, however, the drive just starts up on its own but does absolutely nothing. sort of like a car spinning ...
2
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1answer
174 views

DVD is not detected

My system is not detecting DVDs but it's detecting CDs just fine. I have completely formatted the system but the problem still occurs I have a LG HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55N model drive.
6
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1answer
520 views

Is it normal for CDs/DVDs to decay over time, and what can we do about it?

Over the years, I've occasionally had to retrieve data from backups I've made to CD or DVD. All these backup media were burned with extra care (at low speeds, not always with high-end media but never ...
7
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3answers
5k views

Creating a copy of cracked (broken) CD-ROM or DVD

Is it possible to somehow create a copy (an image) of a heavily cracked CD-ROM (but not broken in two)? Hopefully without damaging DVD drive... Unfortunately CD 2/4 of Polish version of Planescape: ...
0
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1answer
67 views

DVD/Blu ray burning too fast

Suppose I burn a dvd or blu-ray too fast(faster than the media says it is capable of) but the data verification is a success, Will the dvd be identical to a slower burned one that was also ...
2
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3answers
2k views

How to split a DVD into multiple CDs

I have Windows 7 bootable DVD, My DVD writer is not able to load a DVD, but it can load CDs. Is there any way that I can convert my windows 7 DVD to multiple CDs so that it can be installed from DVDs? ...
0
votes
2answers
145 views

install GRUB onto a CD

I have got about 10 Linux installation ISOs. I want to put them all onto 1 CD/DVD, so that when the CD/DVD gets booted, it will give me a GRUB menu asking which Linux I want to install. How do I do ...
0
votes
3answers
589 views

WinXP Get DVD/CD Drives Working

I have 2 different drives that are not currently working. It show's the traditional yellow flag, to indicate there are problems. When I try to run updates, it says the drive isn't there. And I ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

CD tray is stuck open

I have an older computer that has an Asus CD/DVD Reader/Writer. The problem is that the tray is stuck open: it does close normally, but the motor keeps going after the tray is closed, and after a few ...
1
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1answer
871 views

How to find out additional information about burned CD or DVD disk?

For instance, some music is burned on CD/DVD disk. How to find out what program this disk was burned with? What kind of extra information CD/DVD stores? Is it possible to track down a PC which was ...
1
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0answers
307 views

Is it possible to repair iso images incorrectly made with dd in OSX Snow Leopard?

About a year ago, I made rips of a bunch of my CD/DVD games and packed the originals away. The problem is that now I'm trying to use WinXP Pro on VirtualBox on OSX Snow Leopard to play these iso ...
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2answers
640 views

Can I delete any unwanted file or folder in already written CD or DVD?

I have a DVD which is already written few folders along with files, but now I want to delete few unwanted folders along with files. Is it possible?
3
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3answers
370 views

How can I reliably archive the content of UDF formatted CDs and DVDs

I have been looking into copying the contents of old CDs onto mobile disks in order to save space and preserve the content, since rewritable CDs appear to degrade over time (at least the ones I am ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

What do LowerFilters and UpperFilters CD/DVD driver registry settings do?

I am having trouble with a NEC ND-6650A DVD/CD drive not being recognized on Windows XP. The Device Manager gives me: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

How to “autorun” executables from a CD/DVD on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I Create Autorun DVD? I want my software to run automatically from a CD/DVD with no user interaction whenever the user puts the CD/DVD into the drive. As far as ...
0
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1answer
478 views

Disable scanning of CD/DVD drive during windows boot

How can i find which program is scanning the dvd/cd drive during windows 7 boot up? I want to disable this. Maybe anti virus? (I use AVG) I already changed boot priority on bios to make HD first. ...
2
votes
1answer
501 views

How does DVD anti-piracy work?

I know this is a "general" question. I was wondering how 'console' anti-piracy works. Which CD/DVD sectors are written? Why a normal DVD burner can't write it? Just curious...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Using those mini CDs in a MacBook Pro aluminium - is the media going to be “lost” inside the Mac?

Can I use this on a MacBook Pro (aluminium unibody from 2010)?
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5answers
90 views

Writing on the backs of CDs and DVDs: Dangerous?

Maybe it's completely a superstition, but I was told when I was younger to never ever write on the back of burnable media. Does this have any basis in fact? I was told that it weakened the discs which ...
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2answers
664 views

DVD driver stopped recognizing any discs

I have a Dell Studio 1537 with Windows 7 on it. My DVD driver stopped recognizing discs suddenly. It is not recognizing CDs, DVDs and not even the Windows 7 boot disc. When I did sfc /scannow it ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Laptop DVD Drive Slow When Reading CD/DVD ROM Discs But Not R/RW Discs

in one of my previous questions I had trouble with my laptop reading some CD's so I eventually replaced the CD/DVD combo drive with a second-hand one from ebay. I researched the drive I had to make ...
18
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7answers
243k views

How can I copy a DVD to another DVD using a single DVD drive?

I need to copy a DVD to another DVD, but I have only a single DVD drive. How can I accomplish this? I tried copying files to the desktop and then to another DVD. It didn't work out.
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2answers
76 views

How many CD only drives are still around? [closed]

I want to get a pocket CD to keep in my wallet with a live OS so I can get "my own personal computer" on any pc I use, and I just wanted to know if I would be able to go with pocket DVDs or pocket ...
0
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1answer
882 views

CD/DVD cataloging software?

I'm looking for freeware, or preferably open source CD/DVD cataloging applications. Right now I'm testing http://www.gentibus.com/us/Download.htm, anyone got any other suggestions? I'd like the ...
2
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2answers
3k views

Is shiny side of CD/DVD facing up or down

Is shiny side of CD/DVD facing up or down when inserting into CD/DVD RW for reading out or writing in?
3
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2answers
398 views

Automatically Boot CD

With a WinPE CD I always get the prompt "Press any key to boot to CD/DVD". How can I create a CD that automatically boots to CD without the prompt?
14
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1answer
3k views

Where is the serial number of the DVD/CD writer stored on the CD?

I was reading the Wikileaks FAQ (archived here), it says: Many CD and DVD writers will include the serial number of the DVD or CD writer onto the CD/DVDs they write. If the post is ...
3
votes
3answers
163 views

How do people create DVDs which have more data that it allows

Not that I like buying pirated stuff... but recently I got my hands on a DVD with 4 movies in it, and I was really surprised to find that the DVD contained full blown movies with subtitles and the ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

Difference between ISO, MDS & BIN/CUE disk image formats?

What is the difference between these major disk image formats? Are there any specific advantages / disadvantages for any of them?
2
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4answers
114 views

How can I exterminate my private optical disks easily?

I have been storing some private data (mostly documents) in CDs and DVDs for a long time. Now they have become obsolete and unnecessary, so I am going to throw them all to garbage can. What I want ...