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DVD playback/recognition problems

  1. #31


    Manchester, UK
    Posts : 113
    OS X / Windows 8.1 Pro / Ubuntu 13.10


    Lol, I just tried to re-install Click to DVD from original (Vista) recovery discs and it failed with an error 5. May be something wrong with the discs now. I was thinking that may help. Oddly though this messed up my Boot/BCD file and stopped the system booting so a quick automatic repair from the install usb did the trick. Very odd though.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Duckface View Post
    I downloaded and installed the firmware update, even though from memory the version was the same, and it ran ok.
    After rebooting the first pre-recorded dvd (U-571) made some whirring and some head seeking noises and then just spooled down. I ejected and tried again and it worked ok this time. The film played in WMC
    I tried a second dvd (Shawshank Redemption) and this made whirring noises for a while and a huge amount of head seeking noises before it spooled down - not playing. That didn't work second time of trying.
    The third dvd (Men of Honour) never worked either.
    I tried the first one again and that never worked again after many tries.
    It seems that the drive really tries to read the discs but can't quite manage it, so never really gets up to speed. It's odd. Sadly I don't have another drive to try.
    Poop!!!!!
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  3. #33


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Duckface View Post
    Lol, I just tried to re-install Click to DVD from original (Vista) recovery discs and it failed with an error 5. May be something wrong with the discs now. I was thinking that may help. Oddly though this messed up my Boot/BCD file and stopped the system booting so a quick automatic repair from the install usb did the trick. Very odd though.
    Thank goodness.
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  4. #34


    Manchester, UK
    Posts : 113
    OS X / Windows 8.1 Pro / Ubuntu 13.10


    Wow, 2 of the 3 films I tried earlier have just played in WMC at the first attempt. Sadly they won't play again. This is very odd.
    Failing hardware?
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