Can't read dvd burned on windows vista

I’m not sure if it’s all kinds of DVD’s.
But a friend of mine burned on his Windows Vista’s Explorer a DVD with ALL my Europe’s trip photos. He bought his laptop in France.

Now I’m back home and my Windows XP won’t read it.

When my friend burned it, he tested on his computer, all files were there.

I look on back os DVD and i can see there are thing written!

Is there any kind of incompatibility between Vista and XP burning, or file system?
Any ideas on how to read the DVD, without sending it back to France?

Is there any possibility it could be a DVD region problem? (I don’t think so because i tried on a italian computer with windows xp - same region as france - and it didn’t work.

Hi and Welcome!

Normally there shouldn’t. But I don’t know what MS did with Vista’s DVD writing application.
Possible issues: poor media written on a not-so-good laptop drive, so the disc is unreadable. Do you get any error message when you try to gain access to the data?

Any ideas on how to read the DVD, without sending it back to France?
Sending back the disc might not help at all, so keep it.
Try Isobuster, maybe that is able to get the data off the disc.

Is there any possibility it could be a DVD region problem?
:disagree: No. Region code only affects commercial DVD video discs.

Michael

Tried Isobuster, it doesn’t read anything…

The media is an Imation DVD-R 16x 4.7GB 2hr.
And my driver is an Matshita ujda750 dvd/cdrw.
Don’t know my friend’s driver.

And no, i don’t get any error message, it simply doesn’t show anything and act like an empty DVD. It DOES try to read it (and actually makes lots of tries), but in the end, the result is nothing.

I think Michael hit it on the head when he said it was probably poor media combined with a mediocre burner.

You can try it with other drives to see if they will read it better. Know anyone with a Lite-On drive?

ISOPuzzle is another program for recovering data from disks. Found here
Make sure to follow their instructions on the ASPI layer installation.

Thank you!
Asked a friend with a laptop better than mine e he was able to read it.
I think it’s better start thinking about changing my DVD reader.
Thank you all!

Hi,

Glad you sorted it out :slight_smile:

I think it’s better start thinking about changing my DVD reader.
I personally consider laptop drives as unreliable at all. You may think about getting an external Liteon or Samsung* drive. These are cheaper than laptop drives and there is no trouble with installing.

Michael

  • I wouldn’t use the DVD-R variety on a Samsung, but it is fine with DVD+R

Lessen learned the media cannot be always blamed.