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Windows 7 XP Mode will not read DVD+R disk

When I install XP mode on my Dell D520 laptop, the virtual XP device manager sees my internal DVD+RW optical drive as a CD/DVD-ROM drive. It won't read the DVD+R disks burned from the physical machine (says the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable)..
The Dell site does not have XP drivers for this drive, and I assume that it figures that the OS has all that is necessary. I tried adding an external USB DVD-RW drive, but it didn't see that at all. Suggestions?
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ovidbailey
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senadCommented:
This used to be an issue even under XP which as far as I know was not fixed.
Something to do with codecs explorer uses.Try using another windows explorer
(Total commander).
Accessing the drive with command prompt will probably work.
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grayeCommented:
What kind of DVD-R is it...  (a movie, a data disk, etc)?    If it's a movie, does a "store bought" disk do the same thing?
I wouldn't think you'd need any additional XP drivers for this device (since its hardware is emulated via the Virtual PC software).
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ovidbaileyAuthor Commented:
Senad, running Total Commander showed the same symptom.

Graye, that was the issue. When I burned the DVD+R data disk in the physical machine, I hadn't closed the session, and the virtual machine would not read the DVD. But when I reburned it and told it to close the session, the virtual machine read that just fine. Not sure why it wouldn't read the open-session disk burned on the same physical drive, but it worked fine once the session was closed.

Thanks.
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