View Full Version : dvd-rw not recognised

12-09-2010, 11:11 PM
used dvd flick to encode an avi file so i could play it on the dvd player in the lounge, when it comes to burning to disc, the disc in question is not recognised in mycomputer nor does an autoplay window open.

this was done on a vista home premium SP2 computer

the disc is an imation dvd-rw, the inside cover says its from 2005.

could they be incompatable or too old??

google seems to suggest the incompatability

disc also not recognised on my laptop running 7


Speedy Gonzales
12-09-2010, 11:48 PM
Any cd burning / emulation programs installed? roxio? daemontools? Does it appear in device manager? Or the BIOS?

12-09-2010, 11:51 PM
Sounds like the dvd is iffy/stuffed, not the drive.

12-09-2010, 11:54 PM
DVD43/magicdisc/Imgburn on the vista pc

magicdisc and Imgburn on the laptop

Speedy Gonzales
13-09-2010, 12:13 AM
See if this applies


13-09-2010, 08:14 AM
It came preinstalled with vista

I'll see if I got another disc to try


Speedy Gonzales
13-09-2010, 08:57 AM
Its probably one of those programs you posted. That caused it

13-09-2010, 03:48 PM
I've had some discs that when burnt on one drive, won't read on another, but if burnt on the second, work fine on both drives.

Yet, other discs will work perfectly on both drives.

13-09-2010, 04:25 PM
funny thing is that a week or so ago i used a cd-rw do burn an iso of ubuntu 10.04 with no issues. hmmmm

Speedy Gonzales
13-09-2010, 05:13 PM
Well run that fixit. And see if it fixes it

13-09-2010, 05:16 PM
when i get home i will, see how it goes

13-09-2010, 09:12 PM
@ speedy

tried that fix, when it came to putting the disc in, after about 6 minutes or so it was still trying to find any disc in the drive.

detected the drive so it must be the disc that's a dud