Hi guys...

The problem is... I purchased a DVD, which is actually played in about any DVD player I've tried, but it won't even be recognized by my Notebook. It's like the drive is empty.

And so far it plays in just about any other player I've tried so far.

I've also tried it in a friend's notebook of the same series and it worked.

He says it may be because mine is a writer and his is only a player. Could that be it? I mean, is there a DVD protection that wouldn't allow a DVD be played where it could be copied? (although any player could actually copy a dvd but not exactly record it to another dvd)

Thanks for your support and time.