Vista does not recognise UDF (data) DVD's on external DVD drives.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Gold333, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Gold333

    Gold333 Guest

    I have a laptop with both internal DVD drive and an external LaCie DVD±RW
    Design by F.A. Porsche drive connected through USB 2.0.

    Windows XP will recognise a UDF formatted (data) DVD in the external drive.
    Mac OS will recognise a UDF formatted (data) DVD in the external drive.
    Windows Vista will NOT recognise a UDF formatted (data) DVD in the external

    All OS/s recognise the UDF DVD when placed in the internal DVD drive.
    All OS/s recognise a non-UDF DVD (e.g. a movie) in the external drive.

    So Windows Vista cannot recognise UDF DVD's on an external drive connected
    through USB 2.0. It just spins up and down and up and down ad infinitum.
    Clicking the eject button gives the message "please insert DVD,.. etc"

    I hate having to do regression testing on software after 5 million people
    reportedly tested it. How can I be the first one to notice something so

    Windows Vista Ultimate
    Clevo D500P
    3.2 Ghz HT 800 FSB
    512 Ram
    1GB Sandisk Readyboost
    MR 9600 Pro
    40GB Internal 5400 rpm
    500GB External 7200 rpm Lacie Porsche USB 2.0
    LaCie DVD±RW Design by F.A. Porsche USB 2.0
    Gold333, Feb 14, 2007
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    Gold333 Guest

    Gold333, Feb 16, 2007
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  3. Gold333

    johnlobo Guest

    I assume the drive recognises DVDs otherwise, for instance movie DVDs.
    (I have a problem where my DVD writer doesnt recognise DVDs at all but
    does recognise CDs, etc... :) )

    I'll email you a set of drivers if you can provide me with your email
    address(I tried attaching it here but the upload failed!). This software
    has helped lots(I mean lots!!!) of people. Install it and then try using
    the UDF format DVDs.

    Something I should have asked earlier: are you running a 64-bit version
    of Vista?
    johnlobo, Aug 7, 2007
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