Hello, First of all thank you for taking time out of your day to read my post, I have tried to fix this problem for the past few days and it has me completely stumped. I will get right to it, I recently purchased Fallout3 which is a PC DVD and when i go to open it I get the following message : "Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with windows. "
At first i thought it was the DVD so i tried it on a friends computer and it ran fine. Next I thought it might be a problem with Windows XP so i downloaded service pack 3 and came up with the same problem. After reading a million threads i realized it could be a problem with the firmware of my DVD reader, (And before you answer me yes it is in fact a DVD reader, says so on the front), So i downloaded the latest upgrade firmware and flashed the reader with success. But that did not solve my problem. Now I am completely stumped, If you have any input at all please let me know, Thanks.
Oh and by the way i have tried DVD’s and it reads them fine, it just doesn’t like the PC DVD for some reason.
What i have:
I own a dell dimension 5150 PC with Windows XP service pack 3, The reader Is A Toshiba DVD-Rom SD-M1502. Using the program DiscCheck it displays the firmware vversion and other info: Firwareversion 1012. Extra info XJ Toshiba SD-M 1502 revA/SD-C 2512. Drive region status: Lock Detected. Not sure if the last information will help, but I figure I should post all the information i have.