Tring to copy a back-up DVD

I am tring to make a back-up of a back-up but my dvd burner (LG DVD-RW)
will not recognize any info on the 1st back-up DVD (plays fine in my DVD on my home theatre system). It will not bring up any files in explorer and none of the software recognizes it as a movie either, it spits back an error that it is a blank DVD. I have tried other DVD’s and the DVD writer picks it up fine, so I have eliminated the writer as the problem. Software I have tried to use DVDshrink, DVD Decrypter, DVD Xcopy, Nero (to name a few).
Any suggestions!!!

@ olshie,

Welcome to the Forum.

Quite possibly your problem could be caused by the possibility that this suspect DVD back up copy contains errors.

Suggest using Nero CD-DVD Speed ( and conduct a ScanDisc surface scan of the suspect DVD back up copy and check for errors. A properly burned DVD back up copy should not contain any errors. If your Nero CD-DVD Speed ScanDisc surface scan reveals any errors these errors are most likely the reason that you are having difficulties making a copy of this suspect DVD back up copy. Just because you are able to view this suspect DVD back up copy in some DVD playback devices does not mean that this suspect DVD back up copy is error free and does not contain any errors. Each DVD device has different playback capabilities.

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Best Regards,

further to bjkg’s post it may also be that your writer just does not like that brand of media that the backup is on. Make sure that your writer has the most up to date firmware. You could also try and read it with a different drive.

As a last resort you could use something like ISOBuster or Bad Copy Pro to try and recover the disc.