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Products => Other Products, including computer memory => : Eaglehorse December 19, 2010, 02:39:36 PM

: BR-X816U2 won't play blu-ray discs
: Eaglehorse December 19, 2010, 02:39:36 PM

I have a Buffalo BR-X816U2 that won't play blu-ray discs anymore. I have tried several discs and windows doesn't recognize the disc. It will

play DVDs and CDs without a problem. It will record blu-ray discs.


System Info:


OS Name    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version    5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation
System Name    NATASHA
System Manufacturer    Hewlett-Packard
System Model    HP Pavilion dv8000 (EX177AV)
System Type    X86-based PC
Processor    x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1995 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date    Hewlett-Packard F.23, 4/13/2007
SMBIOS Version    2.4
Windows Directory    C:\WINDOWS
System Directory    C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device    \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale    United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name    NATASHA\Charly Hanson
Time Zone    Central Standard Time
Total Physical Memory    2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory    913.54 MB
Total Virtual Memory    2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory    1.96 GB
Page File Space    4.87 GB
Page File    C:\pagefile.sys

: Re: BR-X816U2 won't play blu-ray discs
: Jotin December 30, 2010, 03:13:15 PM

Windows by itself wont play blu rays. You must use a software like cyberlink or nero that have blu ray support. 

: Re: BR-X816U2 won't play blu-ray discs
: Eaglehorse January 21, 2011, 05:47:00 PM

I have several blu-ray players - Cyberlink, Nero, BSPlayer Pro, among others but as I sais earlier windows does not recognize the disk. When I insert the disk and in windows explorer I click on my O:\ drive (Buffalo drive), I get an error from windows. "Windows cannot read from the disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with windows." I used to be able to read from the drive but now I can't. I can burn blu-ray discs without a problem, but can't read them afterwards. They all work fine in my Samsung Blu-ray Player, but it's not for my PC. The O:\ drive also changes from a DVD-ROM drive to CD Drive after inserting the blu-ray disc.



: Re: BR-X816U2 won't play blu-ray discs
: Jotin January 24, 2011, 01:20:24 PM

You may want to go to the device manager and uninstall the blu ray player. It could be corrupt drivers. Once its uninstalled, use the cd to reinstall it.