Vista DVD drive won't display burned dvd files :-(

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by gdhans, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. gdhans


    Aug 2, 2007
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    Dell Inspiron 1501
    Windows Vista Home Basic
    AMD Turion 64 x2 Processor Dual Core
    1GB RAM
    80 GB HD
    DVD+RW x8


    Situation 1: My friend gave me a cd containing photos and videos on it. I inserted it into the DVD drive. 'My Computer' showed the CD to contain 600MB of data, and the rest was free space. But when I clicked into the folder it appeared totally empty. It said "Drag files here to burn to CD".
    I then put the CD intoa friend'sPC (also Dell - with Windows XP) and I was able to view the files.

    Situation 2: I burned a DVD successfully using Nero Burning ROM. However when I re-inserted the dvd into my computer it showed the DVD to contain 4GB of data, and the rest was free space, but just as before, when I clicked into the folder it appeared totally empty, saying just "Drag files here to burn to DVD".

    Also, it can read DVDs (the same brand and speed etc.) that I burned with XP on my old computer.

    This is driving me crazy because my hard-drive is almost completely full and I need to stick a load of files onto DVD to free up my hard-drive because my computer is running so slowly at the moment.

    Can anyone shed any light on this? Any solutions??

    gdhans, Aug 2, 2007
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