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My laptop wont read my copied cds

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:57 pm
by abou105
My laptop will not read some copied cds that i make, if i burn a tv show to a cd and put it in to my laptop it will display it as a blank disc although it is not. I have an asus laptop, any ideas??

Re: My laptop wont read my copied cds

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:26 pm
by olephart
Only things I can think of:

-recording session is not closed
-cd drive firmware needs updating
-cd-r was recorded using UDF and your laptop lacks the drivers

Re: My laptop wont read my copied cds

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:34 pm
by ejonesss
olephart wrote:Only things I can think of:

-recording session is not closed
-cd drive firmware needs updating
-cd-r was recorded using UDF and your laptop lacks the drivers



dont forget sim mode many burner programs have a mode where you can do a dry run where it does not actually write to the disk and is just used to test the buffer response .

and maybe you left it in sim mode so try the dvd in another computer to make sure it was written.

Re: My laptop wont read my copied cds

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:17 pm
by hurricanz
or flat out shitty blank media

Re: My laptop wont read my copied cds

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:04 pm
by HalOfBorg
Or maybe burned at a speed higher than the CDROM can read? My home DVD player hates DVDs that are burned above 4speed.

Re: My laptop wont read my copied cds

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:35 am
by Nutty-Slack
hurricanz wrote:or flat out shitty blank media

Poor quality discs would have been my first suggestion too.
Also (dependent on its age and mileage) that your laptop's optical drive might be getting old and feeble - worn out basically.

Re: My laptop wont read my copied cds

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:23 am
by jkcyls
The best bet is to try other brand media and lower speed (4x for example).
But UDF issue might be here also..

Re: My laptop wont read my copied cds

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:43 am
by Lee1001
I would have thought the first thing to do is get a cleaning disc

Re: My laptop wont read my copied cds

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:21 pm
by jkcyls
Lee1001 wrote:I would have thought the first thing to do is get a cleaning disc

Based on my own experience, these are usually useless.

Re: My laptop wont read my copied cds

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:32 pm
by Lee1001
It worked for me.Just try it,it may work