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DVD is an optical disc storage media format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Time Warner in 1995.

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Cannot find external dvd writer in boot menu

I got a dirt cheap acer E1 laptop and an external slim dvd writer for the same. This drive works in windows . I enabled boot-menu/F12 from the bios and also disabled secure boot. Now, I cannot see my ...
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How to boot from cd or dvd on windows 8?

How can I boot from cd on Windows 8? It seems a pretty easy question, but I really have this problem! The boot order in the BIOS should be ok, I have CD/DVD, HD, and so on. In the same page on the ...
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DVD drive: disks are not visible to Windows

I have an issue with my DVD drive. Every time I insert a CD, either Windows thinks there's no CD while there is, or it shows no files as if the CD is empty. Other programs, such as IsoBuster, show ...
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How to boot from DVD in Lenovo Y560 laptop

I'm trying to install Windows 8 from a DVD in my Lenovo Y560 laptop. However I'm unable to boot from DVD no matter what boot sequence I put. These are the following options I have. 1: USB KEY : 2: ...
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“Not a bootable partition” from Haiku's boot manager for new Mint 16 partition

I'm having the exact same problem as in this question now that I've installed Linux Mint 16 MATE in the same LVM I was using before. The installer asked where I wanted the bootloader, and I told it ...
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Would ripping DVDs greatly harm my DVD drive?

As opposed to playing or running stuff on the DVD? I'm planning to rip my DVDs so I can watch them on my device, but I'm afraid it'll kill the DVD drive real quickly. Is this a myth? Should I just go ...
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How to detect when DVD drive drawer opens

I have been challenged to write a script to close my unbutu dvd drive when it opens, and to close it I just use the command eject -t but I am unable to find any documentation on how to detect when ...
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Installing Win7 on Virtualbox: “Select the driver to be installed” What?

I want to install Windows 7 32bit on Virtualbox (Win7 32bit profile) running on Ubuntu 2013.04 64bit on Lenovo Thinkpad T520. This usually works fine (and I have installed many Win7 that way with no ...
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I can't install a game from the disk drive

I am using the administrative account on my computer. I am trying to install Skyrim on my computer. I put the disk in. I click setup.exe. I hit next. I type in my pin, etc. I hit install and it says ...
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Can I have my Bootsector+GRUB2+/boot partition on a CD/DVD for read only-ness? How?

I want to have all that is required for booting my encrypted Debian-Wheezy-System on a read-only optical disk. Bootsector+GRUB2+/boot-partition. What do I need to do to make that work? I tried ...
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How to figure out what device (if any) my DVD drive is assigned to in Debian GNU/Linux

I am running stock Debian Jessie and I would like to burn a DVD with xfburn. Problem is that xfburn can't see my DVD drive. e.g. it does not show up under as /dev/scd0 or any other (as far as I can ...
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DVD not found error while kickstart installation on RHEL 6.5/6.4

I want ks.cfg on dvd itself to keep everything at same place. Content of isolinux/isolinux.cfg label ks menu label ^Kickstart kernel vmlinuz append initrd=initrd.img ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg And ...
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My computer checks disk drives but won't boot

I have a desktop with a DVD player, a DVD writer, and two hard disk drives installed. On the master hard disk I have installed Ubuntu Linux with GRUB. For the past two days I've been having problems ...
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Why can't CDs/DVDs be partitioned?

Nearly everywhere it's written that it's not possible.. But why? Why can't I dump a GPT/MBR partition table in the first sector? Basically dump a disk layout with sector size 2048... Now I'm sure ...
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Why does every PC hang for some seconds when you insert a DVD? [closed]

For years and years I noticed that every PC (Windows XP and Windows 7) kind of stops for some seconds when you insert a DVD. It seems that the DVD initializing process takes over the entire operating ...
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Laptop won't boot from Windows 7 dvd

I have a Lenovo Y560 with dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. After some time Windows 7 refused to boot from HDD (stacked at Starting Windows). Ubuntu is running fine. I decided to re-install Windows 7, ...
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Windows 7 64 Bit Pro fails to install

I am having a strange error and cant find much information on it. I am trying to use a Dell Windows 7 Pro 64 bit DVD to install Windows on a Dell desktop. Installation runs up until the point where ...
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How can I get Handbrake to find VLC?

I installed HandBrake 0.9.5 i386 (2011010300) on my old 32-bit Intel Mac, to try ripping a DVD (it's the latest version with a prebuilt x86 binary). I also had the latest version of VLC installed ...
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How can I boot a Windows 2008 Server from DVD to do a clean re-install?

A few semesters ago, I took a Windows Server 2008 course, installing the OS on a machine I had lying about. I'm taking another server course in a couple weeks, and was going to do a fresh install ...
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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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how to boot multiple iso's from usb [duplicate]

I want to boot multiple ISO images from an external drive what is the best way to do this? The reason for this is Windows restoration discs. I want to create an .ISO file of each of the recovery ...
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Change CD drive read/write max speed

I have a Toshiba Satellite C855D Windows 8 laptop. The CD/DVD drive seems to be a little unbalanced. When I put a disc in the drive, it begins to read the disc and speeds up over several seconds. ...
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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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Can I permanently remove a song from not playing on a dvd

Recently I bought a DVD with song videos on it. It is a very good song collections DVD. But there are some songs whose videos are not appropirate for children. So how can I filter not to play those ...
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Ripping DVDs which (appear) to contain much more than 8.5GB

Recently I've come across an increasing number of DVDs which appear to contain far more data than physically possible. They appear to contain multiple copies of the main movie VOBs. Note that these ...
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Why is my PC hanging when I insert a DVD?

I have a computer with a 500GB hard drive, an 80GB hard drive, and a CD/DVD drive running on a 450W Power Supply. When I connect the power supply to all the devices at the same time and insert a ...
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Burning DVD+R DL backup on OS X 10.8 via Disk Utility, .ISO too large?

I have a DVD dual layer backup ISO file that, when uncompressing turned out to be 8.74 GB and has an associated .dvd file. I am a bit confused as as the DVD+R DL files I have only have a capacity of ...
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bombono-dvd renders menus indefinitely

I'm trying to use bombono dvd authoring tool to create some DVDs. Unfortunately when I try to generate an image bombono gets to a point where it says 'rendering menu #3' and hangs there indefinitely. ...
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Accessible materials with same refractive index as polycarbonate [duplicate]

There is a common home-remedy for scratched flat-screen monitors that says to rub a bit of petroleum jelly into the scratch. The rationale being that because the jelly has a similar refractive index ...
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DVD Reader not showing under “my computer”

I have a DVD drive in my computer, and it shows in "device manager", but not under "my computer". It cannot read discs right now, and i have cd that i want read. ...
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How can I create a DVD image on Windows Server?

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 and I want to install a couple of VMs. To do so, in Hyper-V, I can either provide access to the hosts DVD drive or provide an image of the installation media. ...
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Why can't 3GB of Data fit onto a 4.7GB Disc?

I would like to start by apologizing, this question will be vague as I'm not really sure what is going on, I'm using windows DVD maker to burn a DVD of a TV series that I want to watch on my DVD ...
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Windows 7 - DVD rom not recognised while booting new OS [duplicate]

I have replaced my Laptop's internal hard disk with a new one. When trying to install Windows 7 the DVD is not recognised after inserting the disk. Even after installing the Os with Pendrive, the DVD ...
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Is it possible to burn a Linux DVD on 2 CD discs?

I'm on windows 7 right now. Here's the situation, I'm trying to boot Linux mint Debian Cinnamon. It's too big to fit on 1 CD, and i don't have DVDs right now. I tried booting using usb but for some ...
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Windows 8.1 upgraded from Windows 7 can't recognize DVD/Blu-ray media

I have a Vaio F series laptop with a Pioneer Blu-ray internal drive running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. After upgrading to Windows 8.1 the Blu-ray drive cannot recognize any DVD or Blu-ray media. On ...
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How to Make an Autorun CD /DVD with multiple .exe files?

I have asked a question about :How to make an Autorun CD/DVD? @nerdwaller gave me an answer. Now I want to know whether is it possible to make an autorun CD/DVD which will contain the following : ...
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How to make an Autorun CD/DVD?

How do I burn .exe files to a CD/DVD so that it will give options which one I want to install when the CD is inserted into the CD-ROM and run the applications on the disc automatically?
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Windows 7 detects DVD, BIOS doesn't [duplicate]

That's what's happening, my Windows 7 detects the DVD and i can read and burn DVDs and CDs but if I want to boot from DVD in BIOS, DVD doesn't appear. It appears my SSD, my HD, my pendrive... all ...
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Combine Multiple ISO Files To Burn A Single Bootable ISO Image in windows system

Suppose I have three iso files "ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso", "ubuntu-11.10-desktop-amd64.iso, "Window7.iso " I want to combine those multiple ISO files and want to burn a single ISO image file onto ...
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DVD drive won't work after installing software

DVD drive was already region-free but for some reason would not play a certain DVD as it was the "wrong region". This is the first time I've played a DVD on the drive, but I've imported a lot of CDs ...
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Window will read this particular DVD which it usually doesn't, if it spins for a longer time

I'm unable to figure out what's wrong with my system. My computer will read this particular DVD sometimes and mostly it won't. When trying to explore the DVD, I get error "Windows can't access this ...
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Create a DVD from a .wmv keeping quality

I'm trying to create a DVD from a .wmv file. It is very important to keep the current .wmv's quality when the DVD is created. I'm sure ffmpeg --as almighty as it is-- can do the job. Right know I'm ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate files to Iso

So i had copied my windows 7 files from an installation disc to a flash disk which i had made bootable to format a mini laptop with no DVD drive, then by mistake broke the installation disc but still ...
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Is it possible to recognize that 2 DVD discs were burnt with different DVD burners?

I have an ISO file. I'm burning it to DVD number 1 using my laptop DVD burner. I'm also burning the same ISO to DVD number 2 using the other DVD burner. Is it possible to tell only from these two DVD ...
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How can I get my SATA DVDs working again?

My hard drive crashed (WinXPpro), so I took a C drive from a broken PC. The new C drive is Win7pro. Motherboard is MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum, with 4 hard drives installed on SATA 1-4 (nForce4 Ultra); ...
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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 ...
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Mount an ISO not working in Windows 8

I tried to mount an ISO in Windows 8 but it wasn't working, checking Device manager I have two devices in error - my real and virtual DVD ROM: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its ...
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Built-in Superdrive won't read DVDs after upgrading to OS X Mavericks

After upgrading my Late-2009 iMac to Mavericks from Snow Leopard I found it will no longer mount or read DVDs inserted into the Superdrive. CDs will read but make a horrible grinding noise on spin-up ...
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Cant copy some files from dvd drive

I tried adding those files into .zip file, I tried to copy them, I tried installing a game the right way by clicking Install but always the computer freezes, shows error: not responding .. Is there ...
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Does the writing speed when burning a CD or DVD affect the integrity of the data?

I recently burned a few cd's and dvd's, mostly documents for clients. So you always get to choose the burning speed, ranging from 2x to 48x normally. So how does this influence the integrity of the ...