Help with dvd drive please



:confused:Hi all. I’m new to this place and new to trying to fix my computer by myself lol. I have a gateway laptop with an lg hl dt st dvd-rw gca 4080n DVD drive. I need to know if this drive reads +r media. If not then I guess my problem is solved. If it is supposed to…then there is a problem. Mine doesn’t read them. It reads -r. I just had around 2000 hours of home videos burned to +r DVD and now they can’t be played in the laptop. Oh well…if you can help me out I’d greatly appreciate it! Thanks in advance!


Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

I just had a look around various sites with Google, and nothing about that model not reading +R.

Can you do me a favour, just to make sure? Run Nero InfoTool, and the formats it supports will have a tick next to them.

What brand are the +R discs that it won’t read?


ok I don’t have nero…and they are verbatim


Well I downloaded the Nero info tool but when I try and run it it says unable to initialize WNASPI32.dll…I’m running vista I don’t know if that makes any difference