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Can't read a burnt DVD

By vaneeden ·
I burnt a dvd for back up purpose, the harddrive was replaced, I received the pc back with only XP service pack 3. Now the DVD will not read in the PC. It did read on my laptop (Vista) but the laptop was stolen.
Property of DVD shows used space 0 bytes, free space 0 bytes. Is their a solution for this?

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You do not state what format your DVD is in....

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Can't read a burnt DVD

There are quite a few formats for DVD's, so your best bet is to find a Multi-CD/DVD reader that will play your disk..

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Either that.... or....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Can't read a burnt DVD

... install the software for the DVD. Your old HDD would have had that on it. If the new one just has Windows, you'll need software to read the DVD. Stick to the same thing that was installed previously.

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Because XP is installed from a CD ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Can't read a burnt DVD

By default, it only has support for CD operations.

Vista, on the other hand, is installed from a DVD so has DVD support by default.

Whatever your old hard drive had, for reading/supporting DVDs - it's not on this new, fresh install of XP.

You'll have to find this DVD program again.

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