DVD not recognized by PC

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#1

I am new to the forum but not PCs. I have a media PC instead of astand alone DVD player and my wife put in Shall we Dance. It was not even recognized. The PC said to insert disc. I put it in a different PC and tried both the rom and buner drive in that PC with the same result. I then put it in another PC with a burner and Rom drive with the same result. The last 2 PC’s have dvd shrinlk and dvd decryper on them and they couldn’t see the disk either. It’s like its not there. I put the DVD in the one stand alone player I own and it works perfect. I am baffeled. I have never had this problem before but have found some threads on this forum with the same problems but no resolutions. Not even many suggestions. I tried this DVD in 3 different burners (MSI and 2 different Sonys) and 2 different DVD rom Drives ( LiteOn & Sony). Let me make this clear…I am not trying to copy this just view it : . Please help. :confused:


#2

Is this a pressed DVD (store bought), or a copy made by someone? Have you checked the surface of the DVD for scratches, thumbprints, etc…


#3

Store bought and the surface looks clean.


#4

Pressed discs are actually (believe it or not) injection molded. So they use mold release agents to get the disc to drop free from the mold.

Sometimes the agents prevent a disc from being read properly, even if you can’t see it by eye. You might try washing it with a little bit of dish soap. Sometimes that does the trick.


#5

I cleaned it with soap and water and still no luck. I can use it in my stand alone DVD player fine but all 5 pc drives I tried it in will not even recognize it. I says insert disk. I even updated firmware on several of them with still no luck.

I had someone else try it in their stand alond DVD player and it worked for them too. Just not on a PC drive. :eek:


#6

try uninstalling dvd drive and let windows find it again on startup.


#7

Still won’t work. Is it possible it is some kind of encryption that they used?

Problem with that is my PC 's can’t even see it to decrypt it.


#8

i have read that in some asian countrys they copy the disc with no lead-out as a form of copy protection.


#9

I have once come across the same situation. I also think it is something to do with copy protection or something like that to make those disks not playable in PC DVD ROMs.Cos I also tried the disk in 5 or 6 ROMs and 2 players, both players played it without a glitch while none of the ROMs even recognized it.


#10

Try the free trial of AnyDVD and see if that works for you