Cannot read DVD

  Sea Urchin 16:24 05 Dec 2008

I have a data disk (DVD) which I originally created using Nero on an old Win98SE PC. When I tried to read it on an XP system a prompt advised that it might not read correctly, but when I pressed OK I was able to read the disk with no problem.

Now six months later when I try to read the same disk (on the same PC) it comes up with a prompt saying it needs to update Microsoft Office 2000 - when I OK that it starts and then comes up with this error

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By [URL=click here]seaurchin[/URL] at 2008-12-05

Is there any other way that I can try to read this disk rather than using the built-in XP software?

  woodchip 16:36 05 Dec 2008

The DVD may have degraded, like a Photo degrades when Exposed to light. If you have NERO try copying the DVD

  woodchip 16:38 05 Dec 2008

Can you see the files okay on the disc in Windows Explore? Press Win Key plus E Key

  Sea Urchin 16:48 05 Dec 2008

.....why didn't I think of that?

Yes, I can see them and also open them - they seem to have become ReadOnly but that's not a problem as I only need to print out some files.

Thanks again

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:49 05 Dec 2008
  Sea Urchin 16:51 05 Dec 2008

Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ for that link - I have bookmarked it for possible future problems :@)

  Sea Urchin 17:02 05 Dec 2008

by copying the files from Windows Explorer to the Desktop where they now behave normally

Thanks again

  woodchip 18:05 05 Dec 2008

When you burn any files to CD or DVD it automatically makes them read Only, But you can save them to Disc and change them back by right click then properties

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