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Windows 7: Dvd+r not recognised


14 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Dvd+r not recognised

Hi guys

I need a little advice with something. I've just been given a box of 500 Dvd+r disks from a company that's closing down, however my bd-rom can't seem to read them. Looking back through all my disks it seems I have always inadvertently always used dvd- or cd-. Whats the difference betwenn the + and - disks and why can't wy drive read them. SIW says it should be able to see them.
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Any advice appreciated

Danny



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14 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Hope this information helps, Danny.

Misco.co.uk - What is the difference between DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW

What's the Difference between DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM? :: Online Tech Support Help :: Ask Dave Taylor!



The DVD-R DVD+R difference can easily be summarized by the following:
  • The DVD-R/RW standard was developed by Pioneer, and is used primarily by Apple and Pioneer. These “minus“ discs can only be written to in one layer on the discs surface. In addition, this format is supported by the DVD forum, but is in no way an industry standard. DVD-R/RW discs are cheaper than the “plus” format.
  • The DVD+R/RW format is supported by Philips, Dell, Sony, HP, and Microsoft. These discs can be written to in multiple layers, giving them slightly better and more disc storage than the “minus“ format. Because of this additional capacity, they are slightly more expensive than “minus“ discs.
  • Source: Difference between DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD-RW
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15 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks seavixen32

Interesting but damned annoying this drive appears to be in an odd 11% that wont read dvd+

Danny

Can anyone make use of 500 dvd+r disks lol
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15 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome Danny.

Would it be cheaper to replace the drive?
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15 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
You're welcome Danny.

Would it be cheaper to replace the drive?
The disks were given to me for free so nothing ventured nothing gained. Reading around a little seems dvd drives can be temperamental to the make of disk also so its not worth it at this time. I'll just stick em on ebay lol.
Odd that the drive states it will read + though.

Danny
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15 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
You're welcome Danny.

Would it be cheaper to replace the drive?
The disks were given to me for free so nothing ventured nothing gained. Reading around a little seems dvd drives can be temperamental to the make of disk also so its not worth it at this time. I'll just stick em on ebay lol.
Odd that the drive states it will read + though.

Danny
I should have gone to Specsavers as I didn't notice you'd been given the discs.

For what it's worth, I always use Sony DVD+R or DVD+RW discs and have had no problems......................yet.
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15 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
You're welcome Danny.

Would it be cheaper to replace the drive?
The disks were given to me for free so nothing ventured nothing gained. Reading around a little seems dvd drives can be temperamental to the make of disk also so its not worth it at this time. I'll just stick em on ebay lol.
Odd that the drive states it will read + though.

Danny
I should have gone to Specsavers as I didn't notice you'd been given the discs.

For what it's worth, I always use Sony DVD+R or DVD+RW discs and have had no problems......................yet.
I've got a friend bringing me a dvd+ disk by Sony later will see if it reads that one.
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15 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

OK, fingers crossed for you.

You might want to give the 500 DVD-R discs to your local school or a local charity if you're not going to to use them.
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15 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
OK, fingers crossed for you.

You might want to give the 500 DVD-R discs to your local school or a local charity if you're not going to to use them.
lol + disks you mean Specsavers Opticians - Designer Glasses, Sunglasses, Contact Lenses & Eyecare.

Thanks for you help Seavixen
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15 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome Danny, and yes, I did mean that Specsavers!
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