Viewing photos on a DVD disc

  sajeev 03:07 18 Oct 2008

I have recd a DVD-R disc which has family photos burned on them on another computer.
However I am unable to view the photos on my laptop with XP and a Sony CDRW/DVD CRX830E drive.On My Computer it shows as CD Drive (D) with a pic of a disc with DVD-ROM written on it. When the cursor is over it, it shows the space used 3.95G. When I click on it, one of two things happens: 1.I get the big black hourglass and then the Non responding dialogue box or 2. the searching torchlight which after almost an hour shows all the folders on the disc. When I try to open any folder, I get the Nonresponding error again.
Strangely the same drive is able to play DVD movies without any problem.
How can I solve this problem? Thanks in advance

  sajeev 03:08 18 Oct 2008

Sorry I forgot to add that the disc with photos is a DVD-R disc.

  mocha 05:17 18 Oct 2008

Hi sajeev,

You say the disc is DVD-R, if these disc's are not finalised they can usually only be seen on the computer that wrote them. It could also be a faulty disc.

Try finalising the Disk. One freebie program that does this is 'Imgburn'.

  jack 07:39 18 Oct 2008

The disc must be 'Finalized' on the machine and program that created it before other equipment will 'See it'

  sajeev 21:09 18 Oct 2008

Mocha and Jack
Such a simple and sweet solution!
And it works!

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