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    Problem reading DVD

    I have a DVD containing various .mp3 files and .pdf files sorted into a folder structure. I'm fairly certain it was burned on a Mac system. My old laptop running Vista Home Premium x64 can read and copy files from the DVD with no issues. My newer laptop (Tosh C55 with Win 7 Home Premium x64, 8G ram, Intel i5) can't see the DVD in Windows Explorer, and MultiCommander 4.6.2 simply hangs when the DVD drive is selected. I spent most of a day trying to clean up the system after it was hosed by the hang-up. The Win 7 box has no issues reading other manufactured or burned media.
    Could this be caused by the Mac origin of the DVD?

    Thanks in advance,
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    Why not use Vista laptop to copy all files into a folder, than burn a DVD using Vista? I suspect your Toshiba can read Vista-Windows created DVD much easier.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    I spent most of a day trying to clean up the system after it was hosed by the hang-up.
    Let it takes it's time reading, and do so after a freshly booted system to ensure you have enough free memory and other resources.
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    Thanks Roland and CLiNT. I think going forward I will copy the necessary files one by one. The nice thing about having multiple computers on a wireless network is that there is almost always a work-around for such challenges.

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    This is much more likely to be a hardware issue than software.

    Minute variations in the precise alignment of the burner and the reader in different drives can radically affect their ability to be read - and DVDs are even more sensitive than CDs in this respect.

    From the symptoms I would hazard a guess that that's what's going on here.
    Last edited by MartinM; 2015-02-11 at 17:17.

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    Martin:
    Most likely true. When I have time I will try reading the DVD with my wife's Win 7 laptop and report the result

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    Toshiba's diagnostic tree led me to a Microsoft Fix-it specific to Matsushita DVD drives.
    Thanx to all for your responses.

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