DVD player only recognises cd's not dvd's

vbimport

#1

The DVD in question is an LG DRD-8160B. It used to work fine but ever since hard drive format it has not been working properly. It will detect and runs cd’s fine but it will not detect DVD’s when I place any type of DVD in the drive it simply says ‘please insert a dick into the drive’. I use windows xp home addition. Its been a real pain as bascialy now I just have a DVD drive acting as a basic cd-rom drive. Can anyone help?


#2

I think that’s not an acceptable or appropriate level of talking here.


#3

oops , I was up very late last night writing that… any help?


#4

Ok tried a DVD film and it actualy gets detected and runs ok, though ive tried 2 DVD+RW dvd’s with data on but they dont get detected. Could it be due to the format of the DVD and the player perhaps being an old model.


#5

Reformatting your hd should not have any effect at all on the ability of your dvd player to play or record dvd’s. Try going to Control Panel/System/Device Manager/Hardware, and remove your ide’s (primary and secondary), and reboot. Windows will autodetect the devices and reinstall the drivers. See if that fixes it.


#6

This is a double post that is not acceptable here especially as I’ve been posting against the other one.

@harley2ride

Rob , it’s more likely the -rw media & what’s on it that’s the problem & in my post to the other thread I’ve asked some questions about this.


#7

Take it tim… I didn’t see the other post…


#8

Yeah, can happen. Makes it clear it was by accident. 1 mistyped letter can make a big difference.

PS: Haven’t seen the other/double post yet. ??