Copy protection locks drive. Help me please

vbimport

#1

I’m using DELL 1300 Laptop and trying to put copy protected movie disk into drive. When I put disk into drive the drive automatically begins to read disk and then seems to lock drive with light remaining on. The DVD drive is then not viewable when I either try to play movie or view files on drive. I then have to eject disk to get light to go off. DVD reads other disks no problem. What can I do to view files on disk?


#2

Does the disc work in any other drives?


#3

The disk works in a normal DVD player but it seems like the copy protection stops it from playing or being visable to the laptop. As soon as I put the disk into the drive laptop seems to check to see what it is and then does nothing.


#4

Clarification … does it work in any other PC DVDrom drives?

You can try installing something like Anydvd to get around any copyprotections, but I suspect that you have a software like powerdvd or windvd accessing the drive to check out the content … but it is locking up.

Please confirm that you don’t have any player software (or ANY disc related software) automatically accessing the drive.


#5

Sorry I’m unable to check if works on another PC Drive.

Could you tell me where I should check to see if player software running? I have tried turning off autoplay from the D drive but doesn’t make any difference.


#6

Start->Run-> “msconfig.exe” + Enter
Startup tab

Anything you can identify that may be disc, sound or video related?

Might take the opportunity to disable anything that you don’t need running as well :wink:
Please list anything (in this thread) that you aren’t sure what it is.