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Posted: 9/8/2010 1:54:08 PM EDT
windows cannot read from this disk. The file may be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatable with windows.


The afore comes up when i try play a DVD. I have a good decoder

the device manager says the hardware is good.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:58:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By piccolo:
windows cannot read from this disk. The file may be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatable with windows.


The afore comes up when i try play a DVD. I have a good decoder

the device manager says the hardware is good.


DVD is bad?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 2:02:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Harlikwin:
Originally Posted By piccolo:
windows cannot read from this disk. The file may be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatable with windows.


The afore comes up when i try play a DVD. I have a good decoder

the device manager says the hardware is good.


DVD is bad?



nope.

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 2:12:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 2:13:36 PM EDT by Dumpster_Baby]
This requires more substitutions to narrow it down.

Does the drive read any CD properly?

Does the drive read any other DVD properly?

If not on either test then the drive hardware or cable has failed, most likely the drive itself due to the complexity of the electronics and mechanical.

New CD/DVD burner drives are available for around $20 from NewEgg.com and other dealers.

ETA

Price is for desktop PC drives. Laptop drives are usually proprietary.

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 3:51:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By piccolo:
Originally Posted By Harlikwin:
Originally Posted By piccolo:
windows cannot read from this disk. The file may be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with windows.
The afore comes up when i try play a DVD. I have a good decoder
the device manager says the hardware is good.


DVD is bad?

nope.


Is this a commercial DVD? Can you play it on other machines successfully? More details, please.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:01:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mak_380:
Originally Posted By piccolo:
Originally Posted By Harlikwin:
Originally Posted By piccolo:
windows cannot read from this disk. The file may be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with windows.
The afore comes up when i try play a DVD. I have a good decoder
the device manager says the hardware is good.


DVD is bad?

nope.


Is this a commercial DVD? Can you play it on other machines successfully? More details, please.





DVD is OK

It won't play a CD Rom, either.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:03:55 PM EDT

Take two aspirin Motrin and call me in the morning?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:04:37 PM EDT
In device manager, rt click the DVD drive and Uninstall. Restart computer, let it reinstall automatically. Try again. But, realistically, you probably need a new drive.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:12:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gogoquadzilla:
In device manager, rt click the DVD drive and Uninstall. Restart computer, let it reinstall automatically. Try again. But, realistically, you probably need a new drive.




the computer says it is a TEAC DV 28E-C and it is working properly.

An Ebay/google search says it is a commonly used one in Toshibas and Dells.

I guess they are the same.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:16:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By piccolo:
Originally Posted By gogoquadzilla:
In device manager, rt click the DVD drive and Uninstall. Restart computer, let it reinstall automatically. Try again. But, realistically, you probably need a new drive.




the computer says it is a TEAC DV 28E-C and it is working properly.

An Ebay/google search says it is a commonly used one in Toshibas and Dells.

I guess they are the same.



Hey, I heard somewhere when you use a flash stick sometimes it screws up the system because the stick opens as a, 'E' drive when the DVD drive is supposed to be the E drive and sometimes if you change the name of the DVD drive to Q or something, it works.


Any idea on how to change the name of the DVD from E to another letter?

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:18:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By piccolo:

the device manager says the hardware is good.


That just means the controller in the drive is good.

Have you ever cleaned the drive?

As mentioned, you will probably need a new drive. Costs about $25, four screws and two connectors.

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:18:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 4:25:44 PM EDT by Mak_380]
yes

[Edited to add details]
If you are using windows XP, you can go into the Computer Management section (Start:Control Panel:Administrative Tools: Computer Management: Disk management) and section, and by rightclicking on the drive (in the right-side window pane) select "Change Drive Letter and Path".

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:20:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mak_380:
yes




Yes?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:21:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Originally Posted By piccolo:

the device manager says the hardware is good.


That just means the controller in the drive is good.

Have you ever cleaned the drive?

As mentioned, you will probably need a new drive. Costs about $25, four screws and two connectors.



If this is an "out of the blue" error on a machine that worked properly up to this point and is otherwise acting normally, that's my guess too.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:22:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By piccolo:
Originally Posted By gogoquadzilla:
In device manager, rt click the DVD drive and Uninstall. Restart computer, let it reinstall automatically. Try again. But, realistically, you probably need a new drive.




the computer says it is a TEAC DV 28E-C and it is working properly.

An Ebay/google search says it is a commonly used one in Toshibas and Dells.

I guess they are the same.


I know. Do it anyway.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:24:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gogoquadzilla:
Originally Posted By piccolo:
Originally Posted By gogoquadzilla:
In device manager, rt click the DVD drive and Uninstall. Restart computer, let it reinstall automatically. Try again. But, realistically, you probably need a new drive.




the computer says it is a TEAC DV 28E-C and it is working properly.

An Ebay/google search says it is a commonly used one in Toshibas and Dells.

I guess they are the same.


I know. Do it anyway.


Shouldn't hurt and it's free.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:24:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gogoquadzilla:
Originally Posted By piccolo:
Originally Posted By gogoquadzilla:
In device manager, rt click the DVD drive and Uninstall. Restart computer, let it reinstall automatically. Try again. But, realistically, you probably need a new drive.




the computer says it is a TEAC DV 28E-C and it is working properly.

An Ebay/google search says it is a commonly used one in Toshibas and Dells.

I guess they are the same.


I know. Do it anyway.




Already tried that.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:26:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By piccolo:
Originally Posted By gogoquadzilla:
Originally Posted By piccolo:
Originally Posted By gogoquadzilla:
In device manager, rt click the DVD drive and Uninstall. Restart computer, let it reinstall automatically. Try again. But, realistically, you probably need a new drive.




the computer says it is a TEAC DV 28E-C and it is working properly.

An Ebay/google search says it is a commonly used one in Toshibas and Dells.

I guess they are the same.


I know. Do it anyway.




Already tried that.


You clicked uninstall? Sounds like you'll be buying a new drive. Try to clean the lens.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:29:50 PM EDT
Googleing that problem brought up issues relating to drivers and media. Seems some drivers don't like some brands of DVD-R media.

However, not knowing if this is a commercial or homebrewed disc doesn't give us that as a diagnostic path.

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:31:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mak_380:
Googleing that problem brought up issues relating to drivers and media. Seems some drivers don't like some brands of DVD-R media.

However, not knowing if this is a commercial or homebrewed disc doesn't give us that as a diagnostic path.




commercial


Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:41:19 PM EDT
That usually means your drive has died. Time to get a new one.

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:42:27 PM EDT
Does Windows give you a "Code xx" error on that message?

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:45:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:47:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mak_380:
Does Windows give you a "Code xx" error on that message?





no
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:58:28 PM EDT
I've seen that "upper/lower" filters trick work on a Vista machine, that had a Code19 error.

Here's a link to Microsoft's website, discussing the same issue, without quite so much advertising.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:03:08 PM EDT
If it's flat not reading discs, no DVDs or CD's at all, it's dead jim.

For a generic slimline replacement for a laptop:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118034

DVD writer, forty bucks plus shipping. Not too bad for a burner I guess. That's a generic slimline, there's likely some rails or junk on the existing drive that would need to be transferred, and all that is presuming it has a standard slimline drive and not some goofy custom job. The one posted a few above is for a desktop 5.25" bay.


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