Not recognizing disc

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by agentriston, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. electricman

    electricman Member

    That said, my drive did read the disk immediately before AnyDVD was installed.
  2. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Yes..... you installed AnyDVD, inserted a disk, the drive jumped all over the disk to read all the IFO files (that's how AnyDVD works), and it the drive failed.

  3. electricman

    electricman Member

    Not quite so simple as that. The drive still works. It just does not read protected DVDs - manages non protected ones just fine
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    As I and others have already established, the issue is with your drive and not Anydvd.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2007
  5. Coaster

    Coaster Well-Known Member

    @ electricman,

    There is absolutely no malicious coding in the AnyDVD software program that causes a DVD Drive to fail.

    You have been informed of that fact on numerous occasions but you continue to insist that AnyDVD contains malicious coding that caused you DVD drive to fail.

    You should take some time and enroll in some computer programming classes and learn exactly how computer software program coding works. You should also enroll in some electronics classes and learn exactly how computer hardware is designed and works.

  6. electricman

    electricman Member

    I have never suggested that AnyDVD contains mallicious code, I am simply stating the fact that my drive worked perfectly before AnyDVD was installed and could not read protected DVDs immediately afterwards. Nothing you have said establishes the fact that AnyDVD could not be responsible for the failure - you are only expressing your opinion, as I am.

    Oh - and for your information.

    I am a computer professional and I have a degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and am a full member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology - formally called the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE).

    electricman BSc MIET
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2007
  7. Coaster

    Coaster Well-Known Member

    @ electricman,

    You of all people with your Formal Education should know and fully understand that installing the AnyDVD software program didn’t have anything to do with your DVD Burner failure to read copy protected DVD’s.

    Why do you continue to beat a dead horse? Just accept the fact your DVD Burner failed and installing the AnyDVD software program didn’t have anything to do with the failure.

  8. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    I would submit that your drive (computer) could not read copy-protected DVD's before AnyDVD was installed. I mean, that's kinda the prima-facia reason for installing AnyDVD to begin with, no? :D

  9. electricman

    electricman Member

    Actually you are right. It may have been more correct to say that my PC could play copy protected DVDs before AnyDVD was installed and could not afterwards.

    Hope that clears up any misunderstanding.
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    It's probably safe to say my girlfriend's pet bunny, Bugs, was very small when you first installed Anydvd. After you installed Anydvd, my girlfriend's rabbit grew into a larger bunny. Therefore, Anydvd must be responsible for its sudden growth spurt. Similarly, I'm pretty sure Anydvd stole all the milk in my fridge, because after I installed it, my milk disappeared. I updated to yesterday, and today, it's freezing cold outside. I blame Anydvd for cold weather.

    This is fact--not opinion: your issue with your old drive has absolutely nothing to do with Anydvd.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2007
  11. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    You need to be talking about the SAME EXACT MOVIE in your before/after AnyDVD scenario. And it outta be a movie over 90 days old to be sure.

    There's a few of the newer Sony protections that won't play AT ALL on any DVD-Player or DVD-Drive. So if you installed AnyDVD to get a particular new movie to play or rip and it won't it may be one of the new Sony abortions that just won't play at all on 10% of the equipment out there.

  12. electricman

    electricman Member

    I am not even going to dignify that message with a reply!
  13. MarkNZ

    MarkNZ Member

    Can't read my original DVD

    I Currently have a brand new Dell laptop computer model 640m. And a LG DVD Burner (All Brand new).

    Operating system is Windows XP.

    Before I installed any other software I tried playing one of my original DVD's
    I Robot, NTSC Region 3 on the Internal DVD drive (also a DVD writer) and it
    played ok. Next I tried my new External USB LG DVD Burner. This also played ok.

    I then installed AnyDVD and started to have problems not on my internal drive but my external. (Internal drive works ok)
    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 3

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 2037936 sectors (3980 MBytes)
    Total size: 3825634 sectors (7471 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: I_ROBOT_SE_D1_F8
    Media is CSS protected!
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Media is locked to region(s): 3!

    RCE protection not found.
    DVD structure appears to be correct.
    Found & removed invalid VOBUs!
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 3!


    When I put the original I Robot in this drive I get this message with AnyDVD

    No Disc is present in Drive E:!
    HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-2166D 1.01 05/11/12

    If I put cd into this drive it work fine
    Summary for drive E: (AnyDVD
    HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-2166D 1.01 05/11/12
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 0 (not set!)

    Media is a Data CD.
    Total size: 43596 sectors (85 MBytes)

    I have spent many hrs on this and I'm 120% certain that AnyDVD has a serious bug.:mad:

    I've searched through this web site and found many examples of users having the same problem. :)doh: :mad: )

    I also for the hell of it installed a clean version of Vista Ultimate and had the exact same problem.:mad:

    I'm not impressed. CAN SLYSOFT PLEASE FIX THIS SERIOUS BUG !!!!!

  14. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    You could try to set the region of your drive.
  15. electricman

    electricman Member

    So, it turns out I am not the only person who has had a perfectly good DVD drive rendered useless after installing AnyDVD. I agree, they need to sort this out immediately!

    And don't let certain people on this forum try to bully you into thinking this can not be an AnyDVD problem - when it is clearly implicated! When are they going to wake up to the fact that their precious software may have faults?

    Good luck - I ended up buying a new drive - and my Compaq Pressario system was only 6 months old!
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2007
  16. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I've never known of a piece of software causing a hardware malfunction to where a drive wouldn't work again.
  17. electricman

    electricman Member

    Oh but it did work(ish). It would happily read and write CDs and non copy protected DVD. It would just not recognise that a copy protected DVD was in the drive at all. AnyDVD reported the drive as empty, as did explorer. However, immediately, I repeat, immediatley after installing AnyDVD the problem started. Coincidence? You can decide for yourself - I don't think so.

    And my opinion is as valid as anyone's on this forum!
  18. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Your troll posts are becoming tiring.

    You are wrong. This person's issue has nothing to do with your dead drive.

    The other person's drive's region code is not set to match the region code of the disc, and that is likely causing the issue for MarkNZ.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2007
  19. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Why won't the person set the region code for the drive?
  20. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You'd have to ask Marknz.