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Windows 7: DVD Drive Won't Read/Play Legit DVD's

30 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
DVD Drive Won't Read/Play Legit DVD's

Hi, I've got a built computer running on a 32bit Windows 7 AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor. I've recently installed the 7600 Build and when it tried reading a Legit bought dvd, it tells me to insert a CD/DVD into the drive. This probelm only occurs with legit dvd's and not data or burnt.

I've searched forums but came up trumps so if anyone has any ideas or solutions please post!

Much appreciated xD


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31 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

I must confess I do not understand what a Legit DVD is. How does it differ from any other DVD?

~Jonathan
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31 Dec 2009   #3

 

Update your drives firmware, it appears not to be reading the 'book type' of the disks inserted...

You can read more on the subject at CD Freaks, just Google for a lead if necessary...
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31 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Okay sorry, What i meant by legit dvd is a already burnt movie dvd purchased from stores by manufacturers. Thus it differs from normal data dvd's burnt from the pc. Does that answer your question :S?
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31 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, it does.

Go into Device Manager and update your CD drive drivers.
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31 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hey I've tried updating my driver software through Device manager and for both drives it states that 'it has the best software installed'. Any other pointers?
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01 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Go online and search for your CD drive. Go to the manufacturer's site, and download the latest drivers there.
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01 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Go online and search for your CD drive. Go to the manufacturer's site, and download the latest drivers there.
Do any CD/DVD/BluRay drives currently on the market use drivers other than the standard Windows ones? All of the drives I've seen since Windows 95 used the default Microsoft drivers.

For the original poster: is your drive set to the correct region? I've never experienced an issue of that sort, and I'd hope that having the wrong region setting would give a more informative error message, but it's all that I can think of at the moment.
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01 Jan 2010   #9

 

People are confusing firmware and drivers.

Firmware is like a sort of BIOS for the device, whereas the drivers are the generic drivers Windows loads to integrate the hardware into the operating system so that it'll work as per it's designated specifications.

The OP should investigate updating his firmware for the optical drive.
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01 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hi, Thankyou for all your responses, I went to the site and i did download the lasted firmware (thanks Jonathon) and i installed it. I have two dvd drives (Pioneer DVR-112D) and after installing the firmware and attempting to play DVDs, only one drive worked. This was a region issue (thanks bobkn); but i'm not sure if that was the original issue as i only focused on my D drive.

The D drive still does not load the cd, what else can i do?
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