Drive D is not ready...>.>

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by FallingAmbience, Dec 13, 2007.

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  1. Any DVD scans the disk, and creates the summary, which is as follows:

    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD
    HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-T21N A100 00041307Z17AQ52607
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 0 (not set!)

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 1
    Total size: 1610960 sectors (3146 MBytes)

    Usually there is more than this when I rip DVD's.

    I go to copy the disk to my harddisk. An error messages pops up and announces with the Microsoft sound clip of doom(what instrument do they use for these error messages anyway?) "Drive D: is not ready!"

    Any explanations would be helpful, thanks.
  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Set your drive region to do this close anydvd and put an original dvd in the drive then reboot the PC.

    Drive (Hardware) Region: 0 (not set!)
  3. How do I set the drive region?
    (Pardon my apparent ignorance...)
    (Oh, and I closed Anydvd and put an orig. in the drive, restarted, but I guess thats pretty useless without the whole drive region thing.)
  4. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Set your drive region to do this close (exit out) anydvd and put an original dvd in the drive then reboot the PC.
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    i. Right click the fox on your toolbar. Exit Anydvd
    ii. Click start. Right click on "My computer"--->select "properties".
    iii.Click on the 'Hardware' tab--->click the 'device manager' button.
    iv. Open the dvd/cdrom branch---> right click on your optical drive
    v. Click "properties".
    vi. You should have a region tab. From there you can select a region.
    vii. Select the region that matches the region on the disc
    viii. Start Anydvd
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If you're using Vista, then click this.

    If you have Zonealarm on your system, ensure Anydvd is being given permission to access the trusted zone.
    Similarly if you have a firewall, antivirus or spyware program--ensure it's not blocking Anydvd from running.
    Provided you downloaded Anydvd from Slysoft's website, Anydvd is a safe program (you have nothing
    to be paranoid about).

    If you have System Mechanic, System Mechanic Pro, or any kind of registry monitoring program, please ensure
    these programs are allowing Anydvd's installation program to modify your registry--as those programs can block
    Anydvd from installing properly.

    If you keep getting "your trial has ended" messages, despite using your license key

    If Anydvd says your drive is disabled, ignore the message unless you also receive it
    when you have a movie inserted in that drive.
    Some drives' firmware may report the wrong
    information to Anydvd. Often Anydvd will still function properly.
    visit (Zebadee's Anydvd works fine)

    If Anydvd can't see your drives or they aren't listed, click the red fox icon on your toolbar. Navigate to "Drives"-->"Selection".
    Ensure your optical drives are checkmarked.

    Right click the Anydvd icon on your desktop. Click "properties". Click the "Compatibility tab". If you're using
    Windows XP, ensure the box for "compatibility mode" is not selected. -- thanks to vbro for the information

    linx05 says Teatimer enabled on Spybot can cause problems during installation: visit

    1. Exit out of all Slysoft programs and reinstall

    a) Keep your license key file backed up safely
    b) Uninstall Anydvd (start-->all programs-->Slysoft--->Anydvd-->Uninstall)
    c) Reboot
    d) Try running a registry cleaner program at this point like CCleaner
    e) Download Anydvd
    f) Exit all Slysoft programs (including Anydvd, Clonedvd2, Clonecd, Clonecdtray, Clonedvdmobile, etc.). Check Windows Task Manager if you have to.
    g) At this point disable your antivirus and firewall programs
    h) Reinstall
    i) Reboot
    j) Install your license key (if required)
    k) At this point enable your antivirus and firewall programs

    If that doesn't work go on to step 2.

    2. Read fully

    3. i. For XP with ide burners
    Click this

    Do what it says to do if you have XP and an ide burner/optical drive.

    ii. For Vista with ide burners

    Go into device manager, and check to ensure you're using standard Microsoft ide busmaster drivers.

    Right click on your PCI IDE Bus Master controller, and remove it. Ensure that it also removes the driver for your DVD/CD rom. Reboot. Your system should find hardware. After your system is finished installing hardware, reboot again.

    click to get a better idea of what I'm asking for if you're using Vista.

    4. a) Download imgburn. It's a free program:
    (it's also an excellent program imo)

    b) Go to Tools > Filter Driver Load Order. Click "Clipboard". Then paste the information you pasted into your clipboard into your next post (ctrl-v).


    visit (thanks to Zebadee)
    Use one of the programs mentioned, and list your Lowerfilters and Upperfilters in your next post.

    Or for XP users only,
    Click Start, Run
    type regedit
    Go to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current Control Set\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    We want what's listed in "LowerFilters" and "UpperFilters". List your Lowerfilters and Upperfilters in your next post.

    Before you do this visit, and read the first post please, so you can get a better understanding of what is going on.

    Do not start randomly deleting filters, please.

    5. If Anydvd/Clonedvd2 is locking up at this point, then read
  7. I changed the region to Korea, because this is where the DVD is from.I attempted to rip it and I received the same message.

    I don't use vista. Compatibility mode is not checked. I don't believe I am using a registry monitoring system. Optical driver is checked.

    And I'm sorry Charlie(No pun intended...) Set the drive to reboot after orig. dvd is in?(?)
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Ah crap. I should have written "set it to the region that you're in", but nevermind now.

    What color is the bottom of the disc?

    a) Keep your license key file backed up safely
    b) Uninstall Anydvd (start-->all programs-->Slysoft--->Anydvd-->Uninstall)
    c) Reboot
    d) Check to see if your system ("my computer") now reports a disc in drive. Do you see a video_ts folder (if you're using a dvd)? Do you see folders or files?

    If the answer is "no" to "d)", then Anydvd isn't your problem. As Anydvd is not on your system, Anydvd can't interfere or block the reading process. Possibly your reader or burner is slowing dying, the original disc is bad, or a number of other possibilities exist as well (including messed up ide/sata busdrivers, bad cable on the back of the drive, etc.)

    If the answer is "yes", click and follow the steps (note that step 4 requires you to post information)
  9. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Turn off anydvd. Put the disc in the dvd drive start it up in windows media player or power dvd etc..... this will auto set your drive on my way. either way should work though. Yes I remember the starkist commercials they are comical too.
  10. Closed Anydvd. Played the sick using VLC, started it up again, and still the same thing.
    It's purple on the bottom, and a picture on the top.(is this okay?)
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That's not an original disc.

    Anydvd is intended for use with commercially released dvd-videos only.
  12. oh rly now? That would explain things.

    Thanks very much for your time.
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