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    Problem with DVDs in Windows XP, always shows as 0 as the free space

    I have Windows XP and Windows 7 dual boot in my PC. Whenever I try to put the empty DVD or CD in the DVD Drive it just shows 0mb as the free space in Windows XP but when I try the same disk in Windows 7 it just works fine showing 4.78GB as free space. What might be the issue with Windows XP? Can you tell me how to fix this problem? How to make it work properly in my Windows XP OS too? because whenever I want to write some DVD/CD I have to boot to Windows 7 all again. So please help me to fix this issue.



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    firefox Array
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    Re: Problem with DVDs in Windows XP, always shows as 0 as the free space

    DVD.jpg xppro.jpg




    dear friend,

    Seems like its the time that you must upgrade your DVD driver software.

    Windows 7 has some in built feature.

    You can check these advanced features of windows 7.

    As an example- You need to install sound driver after installing windows XP, but need not to install sound driver to enable sound after installing windows 7.

    It is same as disc drive software.

    Either you didn't installed the disc drive driver software or you are using the older version.

    Check whether it is installed or not.

    If no then install it.

    But before installing, upgrade the driver to the latest.

    If this doesn't work then you've to solve this problem at your own risk.

    Copy paste the following URL on your browser & press enter.

    It'll download a setup file.

    Run it & follow the instructions to solve this manually.

    http://diagnostics.support.microsoft...no=1&_ext=.exe

    Hope these info will help you.

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    Libin Array
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    Re: Problem with DVDs in Windows XP, always shows as 0 as the free space

    Hello Dear...

    Its not a big issue and its basically a small problem in windows XP.
    When your start start booting to run XP, then please follow these steps:-

    1. Go to boot menu.
    2. Enter in CD/DVD RAW Drivers.
    3. Check out the settings first.
    4. if its Disable, then Turn on Enable.
    5. Press enter and save it as enable.
    6. Press Esc now and come out the boot menu.
    7. Restart the PC and open my computer.
    8. Insert a CD or DVD and check whether it is running or not.
    If problem still persist, then follow your manual guide.

    Thanks...

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    Aniruddha Array
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    Re: Problem with DVDs in Windows XP, always shows as 0 as the free space

    Hi,
    your trouble might have come from several corners.

    Do an extensive cleaning of the optical drive using a cleaning kit, a blower.

    Download a fresh copy of the relevant driver file and install in windows xp as soon as possible.

    If the result is still unsatisfactory, edit the registry if you are qualified enough, otherwise leave that and uninstall the existing driver , then reinstall them in windows xp environment.

    Try them.

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    teddy569 Array
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    Re: Problem with DVDs in Windows XP, always shows as 0 as the free space

    """"HELLO""'

    its the problem with your DVD ROMS's lens. It has became weak . Due to which it is not able read the DVD. It cannot be repaired but you can do few things to make it work again.
    open the DVD ROMS if possible
    try to clean dust from inside
    and then try again
    or if not able to open it
    buy a lens cleaner form market and try to clean with it .
    thankyou 4 using fixya
    dont forget to rate the solution
    have a nice day

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    Re: Problem with DVDs in Windows XP, always shows as 0 as the free space

    Its not a big issue and its basically a small problem in windows XP.
    When your start start booting to run XP, then please follow these steps:-


    1. Go to boot menu.
    2. Enter in CD/DVD RAW Drivers.
    3. Check out the settings first.
    4. if its Disable, then Turn on Enable.
    5. Press enter and save it as enable.
    6. Press Esc now and come out the boot menu.
    7. Restart the PC and open my computer.
    8. Insert a CD or DVD and check whether it is running or not.
    If problem still persist, then follow your manual guide.

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