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Not able to read DVD+R disks

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Gene, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Gene

    Gene Flightless Bird

    My Dell Dimentions 2400, XP, SP3 is able to read CD and DVD-R disks but is
    not able to read DVD+R disks.

    Is their a solution for this problem other than buying a new disk drive. Am
    new to the DVD field and my knowledge base is not too great.
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    Gene B
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Gene wrote:
    > My Dell Dimentions 2400, XP, SP3 is able to read CD and DVD-R disks
    > but is not able to read DVD+R disks.
    >
    > Is their a solution for this problem other than buying a new disk
    > drive. Am new to the DVD field and my knowledge base is not too
    > great.


    What is the drive make/model?

    (Use Belarc Advisor - free - to determine the optical drive make/model and
    report it here.)

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  3. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Gene wrote:
    > My Dell Dimentions 2400, XP, SP3 is able to read CD and DVD-R disks
    > but is not able to read DVD+R disks.
    >
    > Is their a solution for this problem other than buying a new disk
    > drive. Am new to the DVD field and my knowledge base is not too great.


    Do you have a burning need to read DVD+R? If you are writing your own disks
    just buy DVD-R.

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  4. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    Yes, there are DVD drives which can read/write to DVD-R but cannot
    read/write to DVD+R. And some Dell machines have such drives (my Dimension
    4600 for ex.). It may be that Dell or the maker of the device has a patch
    for this problem.

    Your best approach would be to use only DVD-R disks.
    Jim
    "Gene" <Gene@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:DE07AE70-41C6-475D-999A-66FDBBF50770@microsoft.com...
    > My Dell Dimentions 2400, XP, SP3 is able to read CD and DVD-R disks but is
    > not able to read DVD+R disks.
    >
    > Is their a solution for this problem other than buying a new disk drive.
    > Am
    > new to the DVD field and my knowledge base is not too great.
    > --
    > Gene B
     
  5. smlunatick

    smlunatick Flightless Bird

    On Mar 3, 1:21 pm, Gene <G...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > My Dell Dimentions 2400, XP, SP3 is able to read CD and DVD-R disks but is
    > not able to read DVD+R disks.
    >
    > Is their a solution for this problem other than buying a new disk drive. Am
    > new to the DVD field and my knowledge base is not too great.
    > --
    > Gene B


    Locate and download Nero Infotool. This tool should tell you what
    medias the DVD drive can use. At first "glance" it seems that your
    drive is an older model that can only use DVD+ medias and not the DVD-
    medias. There is no "software" patch nor a firmware update to allow
    the DVD- medias.
     
  6. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Flightless Bird

    In news:DE07AE70-41C6-475D-999A-66FDBBF50770@microsoft.com
    =?Utf-8?B?R2VuZQ==?= <Gene@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > My Dell Dimentions 2400, XP, SP3 is able to read CD and DVD-R disks
    > but is not able to read DVD+R disks.
    >
    > Is their a solution for this problem other than buying a new disk
    > drive. Am new to the DVD field and my knowledge base is not too great.


    Are you burning your own DVDs and have a large supply of DVD+R media that
    you don't want to toss?

    There are utilities around that will change the "booktype" of your media to
    fool readers into thinking that your +R disk is really a -R. I have one
    from LiteOn, but it may only work on LiteOn drives.

    http://www.liteonit.com/DOWNLOADS/utilities/BookType135.zip


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