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Old 09-11-2011, 04:58 AM   #1
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I recently bought a "Driving Theory Test" DVD for me to use on my computer to revise for my theory test. I put the disc into the DVD-ROM, and nothing happens. No autorun, no window pops up what so ever. I then go to my computer to see if its recognised in there. But its showing that no disc is even in the drive? I then right click on the drive, hopefully to autorun/autoplay, and the egg timer comes up and the computer just freezes for about 30 seconds and then nothing happens.

It isn't the disc because I took that one back and got a new disc and its still doing the same thing!

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Also, after it un-freezes, I can then double click the drive and it shows nothing in the drive? No files or anything, as if its a blank disc.

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If other DVD's work properly in your drive then the disc is apparently the problem.
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Test the disc in another computer to confirm.
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How old is your system can it read the type of disc your trying to play,

Types of recordable DVD formats : DVD -R, DVD -RW, DVD +R, DVD +RW, DVD -RAM
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Bump guys? Just bought another DVD to try and use and this one isn't getting detected now either..
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If other DVD's work properly in your drive then the disc is apparently the problem.
Can you play other DVD's in the drive? if so, then that disc is bad. Put the disc in another computer, does it play there?
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Other DVD's work, and others don't.

Some other people have suggested updating my drivers for my DVD drive, how would I go about doing that?
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Drivers are loaded by the Operating System automatically. The laser inside the drive is probably starting to fail. Some discs work and other won't. Time to get a new drive.
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check for a firmware update for the drive
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How do i do that?
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:08 AM   #12
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first check the makers side for a firmware update

what make and model is it

did it come with a brand name computer,if it did you check their site first

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