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

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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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Playing mounted ISO File on Windows 8 (VCD)? No player works?

I used ImgBurn to create an iso file from dvd movie folders, then mounted to my windows 8 box's virtual drive using Virtual Clone Drive. It use to be in my old Windows 7 machine that it would start ...
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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 ...
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How to backup a game DVD on hard disk in ISO format?

I need to make a backup for a game that I own on DVD (Imperivm 3), making an ISO from it on my hard disk. I already made a backup of another game using CDBurnerXP and it worked fine. However, when I ...
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Does the sunlight destroy the Optical Disks data?

I was reading this question about destroying safety data from CD's and I was about to recommend in a comment to use this laser in form of a lighter that is >2000 times more powerful than the sun in ...
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Are portable USB DVD drives equally capable as SATA drives for ripping DVD's?

I'm currently archiving my physical DVD collection to a media server. My desktop PC currently has a DVD drive but it's awkward to get at due to where the PC lives under my desk. I'm thinking about ...
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Recover data from quick formatted DVD-R

I need to recover data from quick-formatted DVD-R. Please advise a free of charge option (cheap commercial tools will be ok either). Disk was partially recorded with Windows built in disk recorder ...
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All XP updates on DVD

This is a general question for all XP systems. With the end of the XP life cycle, I began to wonder how people will get a system patched to the last update. I know about slipstreaming, but haven't ...
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DVD Burning: I burn the first fine. Afterwards, no disc in drive will register until restart

I burn advertising DVDs to give to potential clients interested in our services. Burning used to be hassle free for the most part, but ever since getting a new burner, It would be ht and miss, some ...
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Adding parity to backup dvds

I am backing up about 1.8GB of pictures to a dvd, but because over half the disk is free, I would like to add parity of the free space so that data can be read even after some data corruption has ...
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DVD R/RW Drive Would only read CDs not DVDs

My laptop has a Matshita uj8b1as DVD/r/RW drive, and recently it started refusing to read data from DVDs, I thought there was something wrong with the setting of the software so I reinstalled Windows ...
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Do I need Windows 8 to try Windows 8.1 Preview?

When I try to boot a DFI LanParty-UT CFX3200 from a Windows 8.1 Preview DVD without having Windows 8 installed I get a DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER message. Do I need Windows ...
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How can I quickly tell a multisession DVD from a single-session one?

I burn a lot of DVDs over multiple sessions, and I tend to forget which discs are multisessioned and which aren't. Is there any way to tell them apart, without having to check them in a disc drive?
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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 ...