LITTLE HELP NEEDED PLEASE

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Found 16th Feb 2009
i have a dvd with some software on which i would like to install onto my computer. and i double checked it that the data was on there and it was. but now i have brought it home to put on my laptop and its says that its an empty disk.

is there any special software i need to get so i can see the files on the dvd ?

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are u sure ur laptop has a DVD reader?

It sounds as if the disk is still open, which means that you can still put files on but it can only be read by the machine that created it. You will need to put the disk back into that machine and end the disk. That way, it can be read by any machine. I can't advise how do do this as it varies between the different writing packages but if you search the help files of your own writing software then I'm sure you'll find it.

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mugglesquop;4394830

are u sure ur laptop has a DVD reader?



yep. its definetly does.

4leafed;4394855

It sounds as if the disk is still open, which means that you can still … It sounds as if the disk is still open, which means that you can still put files on but it can only be read by the machine that created it.



as far as i know, it doesnt matter if the disc is open and you put it in another PC.

its when u leave it open and try playing in a DVD player or with a music CD, a CD Player.

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4leafed;4394855

It sounds as if the disk is still open, which means that you can still … It sounds as if the disk is still open, which means that you can still put files on but it can only be read by the machine that created it. You will need to put the disk back into that machine and end the disk. That way, it can be read by any machine. I can't advise how do do this as it varies between the different writing packages but if you search the help files of your own writing software then I'm sure you'll find it.



will have to check that out. cheers

RichKid10123;4394884

yep. its definetly does.



should be ok then... what are u using to write the DVD?

If 'closing' the disk is the problem you could try this... (there is probably a better way but this often works)

Find and install DVD-Decryper
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Start the application, insert your 'blank' DVD

Tools->Drive->Close->Disc

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