Dvd/rw Will Not Read Music Or Program Discs

I installed windows 7 now my dvd/rw will not read music or program discs but will read games and of course windows 7 discs. When i insert a windows 7 or a game disc it works when i insert a music disc it wont work.

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Drive Wont Read Dvd Discs

I just did a clean install of windows 7 ultimate on a hp pavilion dv7 1129wm laptop. The laptop has a dvd/rw drive installed in it. After installing windows 7 now the drive wont read dvd discs. It will read audio and data discs, but will not read a dvd disc. It says the drive is empty even though there is a movie in the drive. I have tried to update drivers for the dvd drive and it didn't help, i have also downloaded dvd playback software from the hp support website and still nothing.

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The device manager shows the drive as installed and working. The lens shouldn't need cleaning as the drive is less than a month old. Please help, i've run out of ideas.system - dual boot xp / win 7 x64, xp on samsung 1tb hdd win 7 on maxtor 200gb hdd, 4gb ram, intel core 2 duo 3ghz, asus p5g43m motherboard, nvidia 8500gt gpu

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System spec:
Windows 7 home premium 64 bit pack for system builders, fresh and first time install on the hd below. Power dvd 10 standard. (Also have flv player and avg free installed) asus black blu-ray drive sata model br-04b2t  <- this is the problem drive. I have already updated the drivers and firmware via the asus site.

Lite-on dvd/cd writer black sata model ihas424-08
Ocz vertex series oczssd2-1vtx60g 2. 5" 60gb sata ii mlc internal solid state drive (ssd)
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Intel core i7-920 bloomfield 2. 66ghz lga 1366 130w quad-core processor model bx80601920
Evga geforce 285 gtx, 6gb ram, and a nice samsung monitor.

The asus drive has yet to play a blu-ray disc on this particular machine. Each time i try to play a blu-ray, i get the error "unsupported disc in drive. " I have done the following:

- Tried corel windvd 9 plus, same "unsuported disc. " Error

- The drive works fine on a machine i built with windows xp 32 bit sp2 and running a trial version of powerdvd 10. On the first blu-ray i tried, it asked what region i'd like to set my player as (a, b, c). I have not seen such a screen on the 64 bit computer above, even after fresh installs of windows 7 on other hard drives.

- Same error on a separate win7x64 install on a different hard drive, same computer. The incredibly unhelpful asus people say it works fine on a fresh install of win7x64.

- Have done all the steps on this post: http://social.

- Have followed the steps on this link:
As you may imagine, this is both frustrating and draining. My level of expertise is high with hardware but i am truly baffled.

Posted On: 2010-05-11 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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System will play normal dvd's. Will play some blueray disks. The ones that it wont read it treats them like a blank disk and wants you to chose how to save info. When you chose to start it and title the disk comes up thats its protected. Its very doubtful thats its a hardware issue do to the fact that it was working fine under vista. All drivers and codecs are up to date form lg "blue ray drive" and cyberlink "3rd party player". There are no error messages.

Here are the system specs :
Windows 7 home premium "32 bit"
2g ram
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I have windows 7 on another machine and the first thing i was advised to do was to create some recovery discs. I am looking for confirmation this will be same after upgrading and if i need to reinstall at a later date i can use these discs.

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Posted On: 2010-05-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ripping Music Files

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Also, i am thinking about transferring all my cds to my pc (or a portable hard drive). I would wish to do so at the maximum lossless quality.could i then sync tracks from the ripped files to an mp3 player at a lower bit rate (to maximize the space on it)?  Or, would i have to burn to cd and then rip at a lower quality if i wanted to do that (which, depending on the answer above, might mean losing the previously ripped lossless files to the low bit rate ones and having to re-rip the original cds, negating the point of the original storage).

If wmp does automatically replace previously ripped files, is there a work-around solution to enable me to 1) compare the same files at different bit rates and 2) store lossless files and sync from them at different bit rates without replacing them?

Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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In the library, nothing. Probably for an entirely separate reason it won't allow me to add the folder on the network drive to the library because it is not indexed.

I can see the reference to the my music folder in hkey_current_usersoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionexploreruser shell folders, and it looks just like the other default personal folders there but otherwise no trace of it. All other folders are ok.

Can someone guide me how to simply restore the my music folder as a default?

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Posted On: 2010-02-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Note: i have unchecked the check box to retrieve additional information from the internet, and it didn't make a difference

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