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Q: problem backing up DVDs....

Dear Windows 10 folks,

I recently tried to restore files from some back up DVDs I made using the backup facility in Windows 10.

But there is a problem.

When I try to do this the software wants me to find an earlier dated DVD than I have inserted.

When I put that DVD in it doesn't recognise it.

It doesn't seem to recognise any of the DVD backups I have made and then actually retrieve the files from them.

What am I doing wrong here?
Regards and thanks

Michael Fothergill

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A: problem backing up DVDs....

I am not completely sure what procedure you are following. Are you using file history or something like Backup and Restore?

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Turns out this is not cool to talk about. Nevermind. =)
 

A:Backing up DVDs

Sorry to report that you may not get much help here. Because of the DMCA it is illegal in the USA to RIP or make copies of copy protected DVDs. TSG is based in the USA and the site owner does not permit discussion of illegal activities.
 

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im in the navy and space is limited to how many dvds and other personal stuff i can have.
im trying to find a good program that will rip dvds to computer with the option to have subtitle and extra features because on some dvds i need subs due to it being not in English and some movies i want the extra but not all. does any one know a good beginner friendly app for this? this is for my personal back up only.

thanks in advance nick
 

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Is it possible to back up 600 GB of data onto a DVD collection? Like splitting an HDD image into multiple disks? I do not have any other means of backing up. I have approximately 100 blank DVDs to work with and 4 dual layer disks.

A:Backing up on DVDs

Personally though this may well be possible I would discourage it. The chances for errors in writing much less the labeling and time required are too high. As cheap as a 3/4 TB or 1 TB drive is I believe that would be the preferred method and definitely the one I use !

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Im trying to make a backup of my DVDs. Every program I try to make a back up with keeps refusing to make them due to the DVD copy protection. Is there any way I can make a backup of my DVDs even though they are copy protected? It just seems that there should be a program out there that will let me since the movies are all over the net as ISO's to start with.

Thanks,
Sepias
 

A:Backing up DVDs

Good news and bad news. Yes there is a way, but it can not be discussed in this forums as by US law it is illegal to make "backups" of DVD's. Keep looking and you'll find an answer.
 

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I am going to have a go at backing up my system to DVDs (using AOME).  I have had one try with another program but it did not turn out OK, despite spending hours and three DVDs on it.
 
I think first I need to Format my (RAM) discs with NTFS, ie. the same as my © Drive, but now my Windows 8.1 does not offer me the option of NTFS, only UDF, in different flavours.  Why is this, and what can I do about it?
 
clayto

A:Backing up my System with DVDs and NTFS

You do not format the RAM.
 
There are two types of file system for Windows, FAT32 and NTFS.  NTFS is what is now used for Windows.
 
From your description is sound like you are trying to clone your hdd.  What program did you try to use?

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What is the best program out there, possibly free, to create backups of Dvds, which also has the capabilty to shrink the files.

I own a copy of DVD shrink which has seemed to work fine for a while, but it won't let me back up "Bourne Supremacy". Everytime I try I get some sort of error before its time to burn the new DVD. It is legal to make back ups for our own movies right?

Any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks a lot.
 

A:Backing up Full size DVDs to 4.7gb

Closed, we don't help with illegal copying. Please read the forum rules.
 

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My computer will play DVD burned on disc, but will not play the ones I buy from the store. It used to. Now it won't even recognize they're there.
 

A:Computer won't recognize original DVDs; Will recognise 'burnt' DVDs

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I'm not sure I'm in the correct forum? I'm trying to back up my Quicken, I thought it was going on to a floppy--but it's been going to my C Drive--I would like to back up either to a floppy or to a cd? How can I best do this?

Thank you
 

A:problem backing up

hola go here
http://financialsoft.about.com/od/simpletips/qt/Q_bkup.htm
http://help.isu.edu/index.php?action=faq&catid=79&docid=921
 

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I've got a problem with backing up my hard drive. I'm running a Win 7 Pro, in a HP #p6720f, and normally use FireFox as my browser. I have a Seagate, 1 TB external hard drive. I use Acronis as my back up program.

I've tried three times to back up my system. Each time I use it, it takes over 12 hours to get to a problem screen that says, "E00070004 Failed to write data ti the archive file. A possible reason might be poor media quality."

The first time I got another box saying I have used up all the space on my external hd. I went and opened up and deleted all but my last back up. This gave me between 30 & 40% open. I don't know I can do next. Any help???

peteski
 

A:Backing up problem

If it's the Acronis software that's causing the problem, Windows 7 has it's own built-in utility for creating a system image so you may want to try that instead: Control Panel > Backup & Restore > Create system image

If you decide to use that utility you will also need to create a system disc with the Backup & Restore utility.
This is bootable and allows you to access the system image when it's required.

The only downside of using the built-in system image creator is that it insists on writing the image in the root of the selected drive (ie you can't choose a folder as the destination).
 

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I've always been bad when it comes to backing up and after nearly losing everything a while back I decided to get my butt in gear.

Bought a USB stick and went to Settings>Update & Security>Backup>More Options and selected the folders I wanted to back up. But every time I try to back up I get the below (right hand corner) error message and the files won't download to the stick. Any ideas?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8082 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 223 GB (143 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81EB
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Enabled and Updated
 

A:Problem backing up in Win 10

Does your computer goes to sleep or hybernate during this process.
 

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I've always been bad when it comes to backing up and after nearly losing everything a while back I decided to get my butt in gear.

Bought a USB stick and went to Settings>Update & Security>Backup>More Options and selected the folders I wanted to back up. But every time I try to back up I get the below (right hand corner) error message and the files won't download to the stick. Any ideas?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8082 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 223 GB (143 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81EB
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hi

I have an irritating problem with backing up data at work. We have a Win2kserver and use Areca, an open-source backup program to create backup scripts and schedule them using windows task scheduler.

All data is backed up each day to a removable portable HDD no problem. I have also created a script that executes a backup to the HDD of a client PC running windows XP.

I have created a shared folder on the HDD of the client pc and mapped it as drive B:\ on the server. The client PC is always on, and power settings have been changed to 'always on'. The user stays logged in to the domain, and locks the workstation.

The backup seems to fail. When I check the folder on the client PC in the mornings, there is nothing in there. Any ideas?

It would be great to be able to backup data to that PC as well as the removable portable HDD. I am trying to avoid getting a network storage device if possible.
 

A:Problem backing up to networked PC

Hard to say, but I'd try a sample backup in that configuration and watch what happens. What does any backup log or the event log say about the backup process?
 

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I'm trying to do a complete system back up to an external hard drive. I loaded the Ntbackup.msi utility from my XP CD but I get the following error: "The files for the recovery diskette could not be created. The operation was aborted." when I attempt to copy.

Is this a XP issue and if so, is there a fix?

A:Problem backing up computer

Hello & welcome to TSF,

it is just not that great of a back up system !!!!

here is a link to a real easy to use program

follow link

http://www.majorgeeks.com/DriveImage_XML_d4919.html

select the (author's site ) wait for the yellow bar if you are useing internet explorer

now it will back up to where you tell it and do compleat / or just selected sections of your harddrive & has the reinstall utility built into it

it nice & free

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I am trying to do a backup on my friends laptop - her D drive doesn't have enough space so I am trying to change the location to the C: drive but can't seem to figure out how. I get the error 0x80070005

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hi the d drive is usually the recovery partition however maybe not in this case anyway this may be of some help http://aumha.org/a/stop.php#0x9f

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I have a Mashita 842s DVD-RAM superdrive in my Toshiba M400 notebook. I am running XP w/SP3. I don't recall whether or not in the past I've tried to play movie dvds on it using such as WinDVD and Windows Media Player 11. However, recently I've had the need to do so. Unfortunately, although data DVDs (both those I've burned myself and software discs) and audio cds can be read without a problem, movie dvds are not recognized as even being in the drive. The lack of recognition includes Windows Explorer, WinDVD and Windows Media Player. Because the other type of discs work fine, I'm assuming this a software or configuration problem. I've used both Windows and a third party utility and both say the driver(s) are the most recent. I would appreciate any and all assistance in diagnosing and correcting this problem. Thanks.
 

A:Data DVDs OK, but movie DVDs not recognized

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I have made many back ups using Macrium Reflect in the past. I tried to make a back up today ecountering a problem that makes my efforts fruitless. When the back up reaches 11% complete the process freezes until a notice is displayed which says "Back up aborted, error code 1117. The request could not be completed because of an I/O error.
Since I/O indicates input/output, I feared the worst and made a chkdsk on both the drve being copied and the destination drive (my external) both show no problems. Any ideas guys and gals?

A:Problem Backing Up with Macrium Reflect

Is this any help Rich ? Macrium Support Forum - Image error 1117

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I use Microsoft Money 2004 to keep track of my household and personal expenses and I also use a flash drive to back-up my financial database in case of disaster and I am experiencing a problem that has me scratching my head.

Microsoft Money automatically backs up the database to a location on my hard drive every time I exit the program. I also do a 'manual' back-up to a flash drive about once a week and this is where the problem comes up.

I am using a San Disc 4 Gig 'Cruzer' U3 type flash drive. I have disabled the U3 function on the flash drive. Whenever I try to back-up my financial data base Microsoft Money gives me a message that the 'floppy disc in 'F' drive is full, please insert a second disc to finish the back-up'. If I simply click on 'Continue' the program supposedly finishes the back-up.

The compressed size of the database as reported by my Microsoft Money program is 600 Meg and I have 2.5 Gig free on my flash drive so I can't figure out why I would be getting this message but I am very concerned as to the security of my back-ups.

I have checked all of the settings in Microsoft Money and I can't see anything amiss.

I have several questions:

1) Why am I seeing this message?

2) What has happened to cause this message?

3) Is this a problem? IE: Do I think I have a back-up but in reality I don't have a back-up?

4) How do I fix this problem or do I just go ahead and ignore it?

Thanks!
 

A:Problem Backing Up To Flash Drive

Well, IMO first step would be to make sure that your flash drive indeed has the letter F. Maybe it changed from the last time you've backed up?

Also, if you don't have anything important on the flash drive, you could format it. If you have Windows Vista and up - you could format it with NTFS partition type.
 

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I had a thread on this before w/no helpful responses. Thought I'd try again. My computer w/VISTA is set up to backup files on Sunday night. For some reason, this can't be done because the computer apparently can't tell there is a formatted disk in the disk drive. I have tried 3 different never-used-before disks. I formatted them even tho my computer also doesn't automatically give me formatting options. I can burn photos, documents to disks but the backup doesn't work.
 

A:Problem Backing Up Files on VISTA

Since I seem to be the only person who accesses this site who has this problem, the thread might as well be closed.
 

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Okay, so, I'm trying to rip some episodes from some DVDs of mine, and I downloaded a DVDRipper, and discovered that it was copy-protected (well, drat). So, I then used DVD Decrypter, which rip the episodes just fine. The bad thing is, they can only be viewed in PowerDVD, and they're huge files. The files say they are MPEG format, and I want to convert them to AVI. I downloaded an MPEG to AVI converter, but when I went to put the input files in, they didn't even see the MPEGs in the folder they were in. Somehow, I need to re-encode the files to something besides MPEG (Best would probably be MPEG-4) to be able to convert them to AVI, but I have no idea how to do this.
Help?
 

A:Problem When Trying to Rip My DVDs

Hi Sorakachan, Pliz try this website and see if u can get something important, however they may be trials but trust me they work.

http://gcw.ucyber.net/games/gcw_cd-backup.shtml

Wish u luck
Robin
 

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Hi,
How do I know which files I can back up without infecting my external drive? I have been reading that Norton Internet Security and Malwarebyte can't detect this rootkit. So if I scan with these products and they say they are not infected how can I trust them. I would like to back up my files in case I need to format my computer to get rid of the rootkit.
I will appreciate any help or suggestions on how to back-up my files and not infect the external drive.
Thanks,
Karen

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Should you decide to reformat or do a factory restore due to malware infection, you can back up all your important documents, personal data files, photos to a CD or DVD drive, not a flash drive or external hard drive as they may become compromised in the process. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), autorun (.ini) or script files (.php, .asp, .htm, .html, .xml ) files because they may be infected by malware. Avoid backing up compressed files (.zip, .cab, .rar) that have executables inside them as some types of malware can penetrate compressed files and infect the .exe files within them. Other types of malware may even disguise itself by hiding a file extension or adding to the existing extension as shown here (click Figure 1 to enlarge) so be sure you look closely at the full file name. If you cannot see the file extension, you may need to reconfigure Windows to show file name extensions. Then make sure you scan the backed up data with your anti-virus prior to to copying it back to your hard drive.If your CD/DVD drive is unusable, another word of caution if you are considering backing up to an external usb hard drive as your only alternative. External drives are more susceptible to infection and can become compromised in the process of backing up data. I'm not saying you should not try using such devices but I want to make you aware of all your options and associated risks so you can make an informed decision if its wort... Read more

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I have a DVD+R/RW drive, and recently bought some Staples DVD+R discs for my PC. I use Musicmatch's Burner program, as well as a cheaper program (Burn and Go Nitro CD/DVD) that usually did the trick. I have been in desperate need to back up my files, and was able to make one copy with the Burn and Go Nitro. The thing is, when I insert this disc in my PC, when I am in Windows XP's "My Computer" screen, my drive(s) do not recognize the disc [I have a DVD-Rom drive and my DVD+R/RW burner]; the disc actually changes the drive to now read "CD Drive"?!?!?! WTF is that?
 

A:Problem with PC recognizing DVDs...

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Hi all, there are some problems on my Dvd-ROM drive.... my dvd rom appearently can read movies i bought ... but unable to read data dvds.... i put he data dvds into my dvd burner and it works fine... the reason i want my dvd rom to work is so i can copy dvd to dvd... any thoughts ...?

Spec: dvd set to region 1, win xp, the dvd rom in question LG DRD8160B,

Thanks
 

A:Problem Reading DvDs

why don't you try going to your device mgr ,double clicking on cdrom ,this will open it ,right click on the dvd drive ,click remove ,restart your computer. this will let windows hardware wizard reinstall your drive. i had this problem a year ago and it worked for me.
 

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I can't play any kinda of DVD in my laptop which should work, well i have Windows Media Player which can only play the audio not the video & i also have ffdshow for the video which doesnt work for dvds i guess... n yeah i have some DVD players like InterVideo WinDVD & InterVideo WinDVD 2, i can only play it in InterVideo WinDVD 2 but its really SLOW,
Whenever I try to play it on InterVideo WinDVD it says " Create Overlay failed. Please lower your screen resolution or color depth and try again."

Can anyone please help me with this?
Thanks in Advance
 

A:Problem with playing DVDs

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When trying to watch DVDs in my new laptop, I get a error message that goes like "An attempt was made to execute an ilegal instruction." This happens when using any DVD playing program, such as WinDVD and PCFriendly. Does anyone know how to fix this? My laptop is currently running Windows 2000 professional, if that helps.
 

A:Problem Playing DVDs

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My DVD drive had been working for 3 years. However, during my last 4 attempts at playing a DVD (a different DVD each time), the following sequence has happened:

1) DVD inserted, nothing happens. I notice it’s recognized in Windows Explorer (along with the name of the DVD). Open Windows Media Player, click on play DVD. It starts reading the DVD.

2) The screen goes black, then a blue screen appears for a few seconds – I can make out that there is a STOP error. My computer restarts. After coming back to Windows (XP Home), there is a message that my system has recovered from a serious error.

3) The Event Viewer contains one of the following (it’s not the same every time):
a) “The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: ohci1394.” The source for this error is noted as “Service Control Manager”. This error happened twice. When this happened, my Device Manager showed trouble with my OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller.
b) “The device, \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP1T1L0, did not respond within the timeout period.” This happened the next 2 times. The source is “IdeChnDr”. When this happened, my Device Manager showed and continues to show no problems with my DVD-ROM or my 1394 Host Controller.

4) Interestingly, I then tried to play an audio CD in the same drive, in Windows Media Player, and it loaded automatically and worked fine.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
 

A:Problem playing DVDs

can you try booting from the DVD drive from DOS? If this is the case, then it's probably a bad driver, and nothing to do with the drive itself.
 

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whenever i try to burn something, the light flahes on the drive for a min but it does nothing...doesnt burn a thing!

it burns cds fine...

am i using the wrong dvds? i have a song dw q520a...will it only burn sony dvd-r's or have i set up the drive wrong?

thanks
 

A:problem burning dvds

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I cant play any DVDS on my liteon dvd-rom ltd-163 I can see the dVd under My Computer but I cant play it. I had a similar problem playing cds on the same drive but i deleted something from the registry and fixed the problem That was a long time ago and I'm tired of this problem. everything else works normally, cds, games, BUt no dvds. I also get a error message telling me to lower the screen resolution, but I've done that already and updated all the drivers. Please help
 

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i burned a dvd and the dvd stops playing and then I used a software to check the dvd and it said a medium error then a read error
 

A:problem burning dvds

Bad or unsupported disc.

Try again using a different disc. Also consider using quality media. Read more here: http://www.digitalfaq.com/reviews/dvd-media.htm
 

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Well I seem to be getting the problem where the auto run for DVDs or CDs doesn't come up. I know the cds have an auto run so don't try suggesting that the disks don't have it. I have no idea where or how to fix this problem.

The drive its self has no problem reading the disk or running the disk what so ever, it just won’t auto run, which means I have to waste time going into my computer and clicking on the drive. So I’m wondering if there’s a setting somewhere that has disabled the auto run feature. I'm using windows XP if that helps at all...

So if anyone here can help me, that would be great and I’m sorry if this is in the wrong section or whatever.

Regards, Tiberian
 

A:Problem with Dvds/Cds auto run

Welcome!

Autorun seems to get disabled regularly.

Download this utility to correct it.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Windows-XP-autorun-repair-wizard.shtml
 

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Hi all.

I got a recently encountered a problem with burning DVD-Rs and need some help. Here is the error log file generated by Nero after the burning failed.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.11.10.0
Internal Version: 7, 11, 10, 0
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H62N>Version: CL00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.11.10.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H62N >Version: CL00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.11.10.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : MAXTOR STM3320620AS atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H62N atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H62N D: CdRom0
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2047MB (2096356kB)
Free physical memory: 1644MB (1683560kB)
Memory in use : 19 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

4.1.2009
UDF compilation
11:15:59 PM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

11:15:59 PM #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6711
UDF document burn settings
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Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
UDF Mode : pure
UDF Options : automat... Read more

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I am having problems burning cds and dvd's, i am running windows XP and using windows media player, my drives do not recognize that there is a blank dvd or cd in drive, it keeps asking mt to insert a blank dvd.I have the same problem with cds, any suggestions, also how do determine which drive is cd and which is dvd.

Thank you

Dan
 

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PC and Sony amplifier are finally connected in hdmi so that I can launch music, photos and movies using VistaMediaCenter.
(I run Vista Ultimate 64bit SP2 and graphic card is Nvidia 8800 GTS)

I can also see mkv movies in 5.1 channels without problems but not dvds.
They are all stored in my library (I patched the registry) and as I launch one of them the playback freezes and it stops while audio goes on.
I tried to uninstall old codecs and installed new ones, different brands but problem remains.

So I launch the dvd movie, it starts and after some seconds or minutes it stops and the last frame remains still on the screen while audio goes on more for a little time just like the movie was corrupted.

I am so frustrated with it and I can't fix it alone. This time I really need your help.

A:Problem with my dvds library

Try VLC ( Download VLC Media Player 1.0.0 RC4 - FileHippo.com )

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Hi,

This might turn out to be fairly long winded, please bear with me!

System Info:
Advent MC3030
Win XP Media Centre (SP1)
Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz
512MB RAM

A little bit of history:
My DVD-RW drive conked out a couple of months ago, and I had an engineer come and replace it (under extended warranty). I used the drive at least once after that to burn a DVD. I tried burning a DVD a couple of weeks ago (Nero 7) and got an error message, but didn't have time to investigate. Tried burning an audio CD last week (Instant CD+DVD) and got an error message, but was again pushed for time so didn't investigate. I've been working six days a week for the past couple of months and I finally have a weekend off so here I am!

Ah, apparently this message is too long, so I'll post the other half in a reply.
 

A:Problem burning CDs/DVDs

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Hello.

The CD/DVD +RW drive in my XP computer no longer recognizes or plays any of my disks. The problem persists after rebooting several times, reinstalling the drivers, and using the Microsoft Fixit program. Microsoft Fixit says there is a problem and can't fix it, but Device Manager says that the drives are operating properly. I have also tried the registry fix solution, called "cdgone", which was included in a previous TSG posting about a similar problem, but that doesn't work either. Can this problem be fixed with a software solution, or would it be better to buy a new drive?

Thanks for your help.

I have pasted in the TSG SysInfo file below.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 79 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3006 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 233617 MB, Free - 112317 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc, 0UT226
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Problem reading CDs and DVDs

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Hi anybody who thinks that they can help me is welcome to chime in. Here is my situation. Recently, my computer has been having some problems with playing audio cds and dvds. My computer will play the cds and dvds however the audio has a choppy, almost echoing sound to it and it seems to be slowed down. I am running windows XP have a SB Live 24-bit sound card, logitech-x530 5.1 surround sound speakers... um my computer is 2400 mhz 1024 mb ram sony vaio pcv rx-850. I have tried many things and have come to the conclusion that it is possibly a problem with conflicting audio codecs. However I really dont know where to go from there.. Any help would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!

Keith

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I received 2 Dual-layer DVDs from my customer that were recorded using UDF 1.5 using a RImage system. He claimed that on his Windows XP Service Pack 3 machine, he could read 1 of the DVDs but not the other. However, on my Windows XP Service Pack 3 machine, I was able to read both DVDs.

After some searching and research on Google and Tech Guys, the issue seems to be related to DLA. On my Windows machine, if I disable DLA, I see the same problem that my customer sees – I cannot read the one DVD. However, I am still able to successfully read the second DVD.

My questions: why does DLA have anything to do with reading DVDs? I thought DLA was related to writing DVDs. From everything that I have read, Windows XP Service Pack 3, should be able to read UDF 1.5 DVDs. Why do I have to have DLA enabled to read the first DVD? And why am I able to read the second DVD regardless of whether DLA is enabled or not?
 

A:Problem Reading UDF DVDs

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Half of the folders are empty! Just the empy folder got copied. Any ideas/suggestions? The project covered about 2 discs. I looked at the 2nd disc and more than half of the folders were empty. Tried the first disk and each time I tried opening a file it stopped responding and eventually Windows Explorer shut itself down.

I tried the fourth time and autoplay kicked in and when I tried to click on a file to see if it was actually on the disc it asked me if I wanted to retrieve it and send it back to it's previos location. Isn't there a way to just make a DVD+R that has all the files on it so I can just open the file I want like you used to do on a diskette or a CD-R???

I might just have to say screw it and go get an external hard drive because I'm about to throw my laptop out the window because of all my problems with the stupid DVD burner! UGH!!!
 

A:Tried backing up files using Roxio Creator Classic- one problem

Don’t know about Creator Classic, but I’d guess that the Laptop burner is OK, it was just given bad instructions.

External HDs are the way to go. May I suggest, shopping for an External HD Enclosure - then shopping for sales on internal HDs. You can get more gigs for the buck this way.

Don’t throw the laptop out the window, you could hurt someone. Ship it to me instead.
 

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Hello,
I am new to this forum.
I have a problem of backing up emails in my WLM using the export function since I cannot even go into WLM.

I have the typical problem of -
-when I start windows live mail (v2009 final version) it said this :
Windows Live Mail could not be started. The application was unable to open the Windows Live Mail message store. Windows Live Mail was unable to locate it`s message database. If you`ve moved the database filesto a new location.clik OK to resetthe database path to that location. Otherwise, click Cancel to proceed, any existing messages found will be avaible under Orphaned Accounts. (0x000000000, 2)
-if I click OK it said :
Windows Live Mail could not be started. The application was unable to open the Windows Live Mail message store. Your computer may be out of memory or your disk is full. (0x80070002)

Please help me back up my email!

Thank you!

A:Problem backing up messages in Windows Live Mail

Hello leinaday & welcome to Vista Forums.
If your Anti Virus Program has an email scanning component turn it off to see if that makes a difference.
BTW What Anti Virus are you using?
Another thing to try - right click on your Windows Live Mail shortcut on your Desktop - select "Run as Administrator" - click on "Continue " if User Account Control requests it.
Hope that helps.

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I back up my Outlook.pst file to an external hard drive, but when I try to recover for various dates in Windows File History, it just shows an Outlook.pst file with a few kilobytes in a white shaded out form, not like my archive.pst, etc. which gets backed up and looks like a regular yellow and white Outlook.pst file. I simultaneously back up ALL the same files (automated) to the cloud and to an attached SD card with Crashplan and when recovery is attempted, they all appear to have backed up properly. I'm using Outlook 2010.
 

A:Problem: File History not backing up Outlook.pst properly?

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Well, I've got a problem playing DVD movies in Windows Media Player, PowerDVD and InterActual Player. The only DVD program I've been able to play them successfully in is the PCFriendly player bundled on The Matrix DVD, and even then the screen noticeably moves up and down.

Every other type of movie will play fine in WMP, it's just the DVDs that don't work right. The programs will all crash right off the bat, iplayer.exe with the following error message:

Error signature:
AppName: iplayer.exe AppVer: 2.60.12.405 ModName: ntdll.dll


What else is needed to determine what's causing this problem? Thanks a ton.

A:Problem playing DVDs, other videos OK

You need some codecs, do a google for free codecs, I like k-lite codec
pack, and coles codecs, there are free downloads.

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I haven't been able to view DVDs in quite a while.. I keep getting a copy-protection error. I had a computer built at Fry's and my motherboard has built in ATI HD graphics. I upgraded to a GeForce 9800 video card and I think that's where my error started occurring. I don't really watch a whole lot of video on my computer, but occasionally, I'd like to be able to. Is there a step I missed when I added the video card? I should mention that I'm still using an analog monitor with a DVI adapter.

Help!

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A:Solved: Problem viewing DVDs

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running win7 x64 I have a sony optiarc ad-7240s sata dvdrw. It is seeming impossible to successfuly burn any DVDs on my setup. I successfuly burnt a dvd iso using imgburn few months back when I had XP installed. In win7 Using the inbuilt burning no matter I burn an iso image or data dvd with master format I get a dvd with visible concentric circles discontinous writing!! last time I also got a 0x80004005 error. to my surprise the dvds read fine but some files work and others no error just drive seeks on forever. I never have installed any 3rd party burner so no chance of conflicts. I tried free iso burner it showed error:aborting message and ruined my dvd. I checked many forums and found even many 3rd party burners are having failures. Please advice a fix or a failsafe 3rd party burner.

A:strange problem burning DVDs

It sounds like you're having driver issues. You should check the dvd burner manufacturer's website for the latest Windows 7 drivers. That may fix your problem.

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i wasnt exactly sure where to post this but anyway here goes. i went to watch a dvd on my pc yesterday and as i started to watch i realised that there was no actors speech. there is the movie music and background noise and such but no sound coming from any of the actors.i uninstalled and reinstalled all my codecs but that didnt fix it, i uninstalled and reinstalled my dvd drive but that didnt fix it either so now i come to the people of techspot looking for a solution.if anyone has any ideas your help if greatly appriciated.

cheers

EDIT: i also downloaded a movie off the net and it worked fine.
 

A:Very weird problem when watching dvds

Sounds like you have a 2 channel speaker setup and the DVD is playing in 5 channels.
 

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Can anyone explain to me why this happens ?I have burned data on DVD ,but for some reason when I try to use it ,the system(Windows XP Professional SP2 ) gives me "please insert disc" message.It started happening after I reinstalled windows ,but the data was burned onto disc on previous installation .It was the same system,I just had to reinstall it to fix a lot of accumulated problems .This happens with DVDs from various manufacturers and with different types of data,so I believe it's a system problem.It registers the disc being put in the DVD/CD drive(the icon is shown in my computer menu,although sometimes it is not) but it still gives me the insert disc message.98 % of the time it works O.K. ,but it should work all the time ,right?.How can I fix this?It's just frustrating to have data stored on DVDs but not being able to access it.Thanks for any kind of help.
 

A:Solved: Reading DVDs problem

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I've been burning DVDs for ages and lately it's been giving me problems. I use Nero and Sony blank DVDs. It would start burning and get close to the end before giving me a burn error. I saw that someone had a similar problem but he was using Matshita UJ-831S, which has a firmware update, while mine doesn't. I havent' been doing anything differently and I always let the laptop burn without interruption. It also burns at 2x speed anyway.

Any thoughts? I've posted the log below.
Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.7.5.1
Internal Version: 7, 7, 5, 1
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-830S>Version: 1.00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.7.5.1
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-830S >Version: 1.00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.7.5.1
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : TOSHIBA MK6026GAX atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : TOSHIBA MK4026GAX atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-830S atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-830S E: CDRom0
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 511MB (523504kB)
Free physical memory: 191MB (196556kB)
Memory in use : 62 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

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