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Twelvevolts
11-10-2008, 10:12 PM
My ASUS DRW-2014L1T (SATA) will now only read DVD's that aren't burnt (commercial DVD's and magazine disks etc are fine). It will see the size of the content on the disk in properties, but when you go to explore it there is nothing there. Running Vista Home premium with Nero 8.

Jen
11-10-2008, 10:18 PM
You mean it can't read home made DVDs? Were they burnt on the same computer?

Twelvevolts
11-10-2008, 10:31 PM
You mean it can't read home made DVDs? Were they burnt on the same computer?

It can't read home made DVD's from any computer as far as I can ascertain. And if I leave a burnt dvd in the drive and reboot, Windows freezes until I take it out. This doesn't happen with a commercial or non-burnt DVD.

gary67
12-10-2008, 07:27 AM
Have you tried a free program such as burnaware free or cdburnerxp as both can do dvd's would be worth trying to rule out nero

PaulD
12-10-2008, 08:52 AM
Have you tried a free program such as burnaware free or cdburnerxp as both can do dvd's would be worth trying to rule out nero

Nero won't be used by Windows trying to read the DVD in the drive. All the software uses the same commands to the hardware. If the drive can't read burnt disks it won't matter what software you're using.

gary67
12-10-2008, 09:56 AM
It was just a thought that maybe Nero wasn't doing something it should to the Disks

Blam
12-10-2008, 10:36 AM
Have you tried searching for an update for the DVD drive firmware?

pcuser7895
12-10-2008, 02:37 PM
could the drive read burnt DVDs before or is the drive new

Twelvevolts
12-10-2008, 03:45 PM
Have you tried searching for an update for the DVD drive firmware?

Using latest firmware.

Twelvevolts
12-10-2008, 03:48 PM
could the drive read burnt DVDs before or is the drive new

Used to be able to read them - possible that it stopped after the firmware update but I can't be certain.