dvd+rw will not read everything

  BigRedFred 18:24 06 Feb 2008
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my dvd+rw will read cd of photos i have burned an my xp pro oem cd but not others such as microsoft money. the cd that do not work on this drive will work on other drives.
i have unistalled the drive in devise manager and rebooted but no luck

i have upgraded firmware, still no luck.

please help
fred

  MAT ALAN 18:29 06 Feb 2008

sounds like a CD laser issue Rw could be on its last legs, does it read DvDs OK...

  woodchip 18:35 06 Feb 2008

I am in the same boat, I bought a new muli DVDRW drive from Computer Fair but ut as to go back next time they come to sheffield as it cannot read discs.
It comes back with disc corrupt error

  BigRedFred 18:35 06 Feb 2008

i just put a dvd movie in and it will play.

  BigRedFred 18:51 06 Feb 2008

Tried xp-cd-dvd-fix but still can not read Money

  MAT ALAN 18:58 06 Feb 2008

click here

it may be an upper and lower filter issue which is resolved by a registry fix..

modifying your registry has its DANGERS and if done incorrectly could do more harm than good, if you are happy to try the fix BCAK UP your registry first...

having said all that it could be dust on the laser if you can get hold of a CD cleaner it may help...

  BigRedFred 19:09 06 Feb 2008

already removed lower filter there was no upper filter reg. control set.

  BigRedFred 20:49 06 Feb 2008

It reacts as if only certain programes can access it.

  MAT ALAN 21:03 06 Feb 2008

Nero InCD has been known to disrupt and cause this type of issue.
i still wouldn't rule out the CD laser not working properly...

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