Compaq Presario DVD Reading Intermittent

When I write a backup data DVD with my Imation DVD Burner my Presario laptop will not read the disk, it can be read by my PC. I have also noticed that certain copied DVD movie disks will also not play, whilst others cause no problem. The disk just spins without a read taking place when the problem happens.Is there an incorrect setting on the laptop or do I have to do something whilst I am burning the DVD Disk.

Most likely the reading drive in the LAppy is “crap” or at least a bad reader/old drive.

What model/brand is it?