NEC DVD Disk Drive Not Recognizing Inserted Disks

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by TrickTrash, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. TrickTrash

    TrickTrash Guest

    I have had an NEC 4550 DVD writer for 6 months or so that's never given me
    any problems until recently.

    It won't recognize some of the disks I insert and I can't pin down what's
    causing it. I get a monthly magazine which has a dual sided DVD Cover Disk
    and on the A side -which is mostly applications- it won't read any data on
    the disk, but I can open the volume in Explorer, which -strangely- it shows
    as an empty folder. On the B side -which is mostly game demos- it will
    recognize the disk and autorun. I can't see enough of a difference between
    the 2 sides to see what might be causing it. The interface is presented as
    a Macromedia Projector Exe

    At first I thought it was a problem with the production of the disk but now
    I've come to suspect that it's something between the OS and the Disk itself,
    some driver or program or something. I'm able to watch, rip and burn all
    kinds of DVD's & CD's without any problems, but nothing I can think of to
    try or application to use to access any of the data on the A side of the
    recent Cover Disk's works. It also seems to be somewhat choosy, in that it
    sometimes does recognize a disk, although never one it has previously failed
    to recognize.

    Anyone have any ideas ?
     
    TrickTrash, Dec 11, 2006
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  2. TrickTrash

    Bigbri Guest

    "TrickTrash" <guardclone-newz +removethis+ @yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have had an NEC 4550 DVD writer for 6 months or so that's never given me
    > any problems until recently.
    >
    > It won't recognize some of the disks I insert and I can't pin down what's
    > causing it. I get a monthly magazine which has a dual sided DVD Cover
    > Disk
    > and on the A side -which is mostly applications- it won't read any data on
    > the disk, but I can open the volume in Explorer, which -strangely- it
    > shows
    > as an empty folder. On the B side -which is mostly game demos- it will
    > recognize the disk and autorun. I can't see enough of a difference
    > between
    > the 2 sides to see what might be causing it. The interface is presented
    > as
    > a Macromedia Projector Exe
    >
    > At first I thought it was a problem with the production of the disk but
    > now
    > I've come to suspect that it's something between the OS and the Disk
    > itself,
    > some driver or program or something. I'm able to watch, rip and burn all
    > kinds of DVD's & CD's without any problems, but nothing I can think of to
    > try or application to use to access any of the data on the A side of the
    > recent Cover Disk's works. It also seems to be somewhat choosy, in that
    > it
    > sometimes does recognize a disk, although never one it has previously
    > failed
    > to recognize.
    >
    > Anyone have any ideas ?
    >clean your drive
     
    Bigbri, Dec 11, 2006
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  3. TrickTrash

    TrickTrash Guest

    Done that already

    "Bigbri" <> wrote in message
    news:ABdfh.93845$...
    >
    > "TrickTrash" <guardclone-newz +removethis+ @yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I have had an NEC 4550 DVD writer for 6 months or so that's never given me
    >> any problems until recently.
    >>
    >> It won't recognize some of the disks I insert and I can't pin down what's
    >> causing it. I get a monthly magazine which has a dual sided DVD Cover
    >> Disk
    >> and on the A side -which is mostly applications- it won't read any data
    >> on
    >> the disk, but I can open the volume in Explorer, which -strangely- it
    >> shows
    >> as an empty folder. On the B side -which is mostly game demos- it will
    >> recognize the disk and autorun. I can't see enough of a difference
    >> between
    >> the 2 sides to see what might be causing it. The interface is presented
    >> as
    >> a Macromedia Projector Exe
    >>
    >> At first I thought it was a problem with the production of the disk but
    >> now
    >> I've come to suspect that it's something between the OS and the Disk
    >> itself,
    >> some driver or program or something. I'm able to watch, rip and burn all
    >> kinds of DVD's & CD's without any problems, but nothing I can think of to
    >> try or application to use to access any of the data on the A side of the
    >> recent Cover Disk's works. It also seems to be somewhat choosy, in that
    >> it
    >> sometimes does recognize a disk, although never one it has previously
    >> failed
    >> to recognize.
    >>
    >> Anyone have any ideas ?
    >>clean your drive

    >
    >
     
    TrickTrash, Dec 12, 2006
    #3
  4. TrickTrash

    Guest

    "TrickTrash" <guardclone-newz +removethis+ @yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

    >I have had an NEC 4550 DVD writer for 6 months or so that's never given me
    >any problems until recently.
    >
    >It won't recognize some of the disks I insert and I can't pin down what's
    >causing it. I get a monthly magazine which has a dual sided DVD Cover Disk
    >and on the A side -which is mostly applications- it won't read any data on
    >the disk, but I can open the volume in Explorer, which -strangely- it shows
    >as an empty folder. On the B side -which is mostly game demos- it will
    >recognize the disk and autorun. I can't see enough of a difference between
    >the 2 sides to see what might be causing it. The interface is presented as
    >a Macromedia Projector Exe


    You might give ForceASPI a try
    http://force_aspi_18.w.interia.pl/





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    http://tinyurl.com/y65rls
     
    , Dec 12, 2006
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  5. TrickTrash

    TrickTrash Guest

    Thanks for the idea. I'll give it a whirl and see what happens.

    Let you know.

    Bye

    Nick

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "TrickTrash" <guardclone-newz +removethis+ @yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    >>I have had an NEC 4550 DVD writer for 6 months or so that's never given me
    >>any problems until recently.
    >>
    >>It won't recognize some of the disks I insert and I can't pin down what's
    >>causing it. I get a monthly magazine which has a dual sided DVD Cover
    >>Disk
    >>and on the A side -which is mostly applications- it won't read any data on
    >>the disk, but I can open the volume in Explorer, which -strangely- it
    >>shows
    >>as an empty folder. On the B side -which is mostly game demos- it will
    >>recognize the disk and autorun. I can't see enough of a difference
    >>between
    >>the 2 sides to see what might be causing it. The interface is presented
    >>as
    >>a Macromedia Projector Exe

    >
    > You might give ForceASPI a try
    > http://force_aspi_18.w.interia.pl/
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > http://tinyurl.com/y65rls
     
    TrickTrash, Dec 13, 2006
    #5
  6. TrickTrash

    TrickTrash Guest

    Nah,

    Didn't sort it - though well worth knowing about.

    Thanks Pennywise

    "TrickTrash" <guardclone-newz +removethis+ @yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks for the idea. I'll give it a whirl and see what happens.
    >
    > Let you know.
    >
    > Bye
    >
    > Nick
    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> "TrickTrash" <guardclone-newz +removethis+ @yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I have had an NEC 4550 DVD writer for 6 months or so that's never given
    >>>me
    >>>any problems until recently.
    >>>
    >>>It won't recognize some of the disks I insert and I can't pin down what's
    >>>causing it. I get a monthly magazine which has a dual sided DVD Cover
    >>>Disk
    >>>and on the A side -which is mostly applications- it won't read any data
    >>>on
    >>>the disk, but I can open the volume in Explorer, which -strangely- it
    >>>shows
    >>>as an empty folder. On the B side -which is mostly game demos- it will
    >>>recognize the disk and autorun. I can't see enough of a difference
    >>>between
    >>>the 2 sides to see what might be causing it. The interface is presented
    >>>as
    >>>a Macromedia Projector Exe

    >>
    >> You might give ForceASPI a try
    >> http://force_aspi_18.w.interia.pl/
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> http://tinyurl.com/y65rls

    >
    >
     
    TrickTrash, Dec 13, 2006
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