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Windows 7: DVD drive won't read NEW DVDs it has burned

29 Jan 2015   #11
malagast

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Finally got the DVD drive working properly! Though sadly, it doesn't feel like a permanent state.

Eventually, I didn't change(mess) anything with the registry, and began to do just some of the same steps I've done many times already.

1. Removed final traces of MagicISO. There was a single annoying .dll file remaining which had to be first renamed and then deleted.

2. Did a sfc /scannow in cmd.

3. And finally, once again, went to Device Manager > Uninstall DVD device, and Checked for device changes (let Windows install the device drivers).

4... And also did a few back'n'forth reset things in Automatic launcher options.

This time around the reinstall did something, and the DVD drive somehow works... again. The problem ain't entirely solved, but things are ok for now.

Thanks for helping out, fellas! Special thanks to user dsperber, for the ideas that kept the issue going! I think I'll find a cleaner disc to spin a few runs... again.


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29 Jan 2015   #12
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Fascinating end to the story.

Your steps to get things working again point to a clear software-related cause, rather than anything hardware. The fact that it was specifically related to READ (i.e. WRITE worked perfectly, as confirmed by use of the burned discs on a second machine), and only to DVD (since you also said newly burned CD's were READ back correctly on the burning machine but burned DVD's were not) was very challenging. But the fact that you only performed software-related remedial steps imply it couldn't have really been a hardware problem at its root.

I do not use any outside burning products other than IMGBurn (because of its simplicity, reliability, and ability to do whatever I want to do... including handle ISO). Your experience with MagicISO may have in fact discovered "the culprit", so that getting rid of that final DLL may conceivably have actually been the magic step.

Anyway, congratulations on sticking with it and eventually "emerging victorious" (as I like to say after not giving up until the problem is actually found, when the war is finally over and we have "won").
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24 Mar 2016   #13
jraju

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi, Malagast, Please see your post about solution to the problem
would you elaborate on it so that users like me, having the same problem would be thankful to you for giving the correct tips.
your line
And also did a few back'n'forth reset things in Automatic launcher options.
Please would you say, what you have done to burn without verified failed message.
and yours is win 7, where as mine laptop having windows xp. Should we delete the entries of entries found in the staging info. The same disc with imgburn or nero burned successfully at other computers.
i did clean with cd cleaner disc.
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