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VLC Media Player - Extremely long delays before some DVDs play / show any menu

With some DVDs there's a long delay before a movie begins. No menus, nothing. With a couple of movies it's an extremely long delay (For example Hollow Man finally shows a menu after about 7.5 minutes ...
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DVD-RW does not read regular CDS/DVDs on Vista

I have a dell vostro 1510 laptop with windows vista. It has an "Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-7640A ATA Device" installed which used to work find. My vista has two user profiles on it. Now when I insert a ...
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HDD spins, system unresponsive, after eject CD

I have had a recurring problem on my Windows 7 Home, 64 bit laptop. Whenever I eject a CD, the HDD spins and the system is unresponsive for as long as 20 minutes. If I don't want to wait, I have to do ...
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678 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 ...
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DVD Drive Failing on Windows 7

I have Windows 7 x64 running on an ASUS M50VM. The DVD drive works completely unreliably if not at all. When I first got the machine it came with Windows XP and I upgraded it to Windows Vista X64 ...
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Why does nothing happen after I press OK after selecting OneStep DVD in iDVD (with my Canon HV20 connected)?

I launch iDVD (7.0.4), connect my Canon HV20 camcorder (with a FireWire cable), and press the OneStep DVD button. I see the following dialog box: When I press OK, iDVD goes back to the startup ...
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902 views

ATAPI Incompatible, no DVD ROM detection

I have bought a computer, but I do not know how to properly identify the DVD ROM drive. I have tried all the IDE configurations: SATA primary, PATA secondary, etc., but it always gives me the error ...
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559 views

Cannot write DVDs anymore, but can read them and write CDs

I'm stumped. I used to be able to write to DVDs and now I can't. I've tried different media (Memorex and Imations) I've tried different drives (internal and external) and even different OS's (Windows ...
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Windows 7 disc not recognized by DVD drive

My machine is a recent model Systemax, less than 2 years old. It came with Vista 32bit and I bought Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade for it. When I insert the Windows 7 DVD into the drive, it churns a ...
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608 views

DVD Drive Has Stopped Recognizing Discs

My DVD drive no longer recognizes dvds, but does recognize CD-ROMs. When a DVD is in the drive, the computer continues to act as though there is no disc in the drive. However, when a normal CD-ROM ...
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Win7 - DVD drive spins up but fails to read, fails write

Running Windows 7 x64. DVD drive is a BenQ DC DQ60 ATA dvd-dl rw. Everything functions correctly in linux, and I can boot to cd/dvds, so the drive itself does work. Symptom: when I insert any CD or ...
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CD Drive tray has a mind of its own

I have a Samsung CD/DVD-writer drive SH-S223F (5 1/4" ATA not USB). On Windows 7 lately, this drive has developed a mind of its own. Specifically, the drive tray keeps opening and closing randomly by ...
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362 views

Cannot read CD in DVD-RW drive

My DVD-RW drive has stopped recognizing CDs, but it can read and write DVDs flawlessly. Is this a software or a hardware problem? How can I fix thus?
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How can I diagnose if a DVD drive is defective?

I am asking because I know Dell is going to give me a problem. How do I know if my DVD drive in my laptop is broken? I burned 4 DL discs and they ALL failed, I called Dell and they suggested using ...