DVD multidrive cant read UDF DVDs

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Arbab, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Arbab

    Arbab Guest

    i am using Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit) and i have a Sony DVD multidrive
    but its connected using IDE...when i insert a UDF formatted DVD it treats the
    DVD as a blank disk. I have XP on my laptop that reads the DVDs normally.
    how can i solve this problem??
    Arbab, Nov 2, 2007
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    mndt Guest

    I have a
    MSI CD RW Recorder
    and a
    Sony DVD RW DRU-830a ATA Device
    on IDE
    In Windows Vista (and not on XP) most of the times, when I insert a DVD
    into Sony DVD RW , It's shown as blank.
    When the windows installation is fresh the problem is minimal but
    gradually!!? it becomes more persistent and at some point I'm not able
    to get disks read,
    While, everything is ok in win XP installed on the same machine at the
    same time with the same programs on it.
    I have reinstalled my vista several times already. Windows Vista & MB
    Bios & DVD-Rom Bios are updated.

    I too, would be thankful for any help provided.
    mndt, Feb 24, 2008
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    marct Guest

    I'm having the same issue. I have a fairly new Dell Vostro 1400
    notebook with a DVD burner / multi reader. I'm running Vista Business
    64 bit. The drive is a Pioneed DVD +- RWDR-K17 ATA device.
    I've been able to read many CD's and DVD's without issue. Today I
    tried to read a CD which I believe was created using the UDF format.
    Vista treats it as a blank CD and wants to format it. The disk reads
    fine in multiple XP machines.
    Also, I noticed that Vista is misreading the disc size. There is a
    single 118MB file on the disc and Vista is reporting that it is a
    blank disc with 118MB of available space.

    *Update. As I was writing this response, a friend walked by with Vista
    Ultimate 64bit. His machine also deteced the disc as being blank when
    he inserted it. However, when he explored the disc (as opposed to
    double clicking it and auto-running) he was able to see the file on
    the disc and copy it.

    Odd, eh?
    marct, Mar 4, 2008
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