D.V.D. player stopped working
Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:49 PM
Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:31 PM
Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:52 PM
Posted 11 August 2009 - 12:36 PM
Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:24 PM
Download and install the Full Codec Pack.
I don't really think that codecs are the problem here since even VLC can't play your DVDs... what error does it give?
Also try this...
Go to Start -> Run -> sfc /scannow
Let the process complete, and if it prompts you for a Windows CD, pop one in.
If you don't have a CD, then try the registry fix here: http://www.updatexp....cannow-sfc.html
Reboot and run SFC again.
Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:27 PM
I don't really think that codecs are the problem here since even VLC can't play your DVDs.
I suspect, the drive is simply dying.
Posted 12 August 2009 - 01:12 PM
Posted 12 August 2009 - 03:10 PM
Try playing DVDs on another OS.
Go here: https://sites.google...without-windows
Follow the instructions to burn a Ubuntu Live CD... then boot from it.
Go here for a tutorial for playing DVDs on Ubuntu Linux: http://www.debuntu.o...er-ubuntu-linux
Or you can also use VLC: http://www.videolan....oad-ubuntu.html
Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:43 PM
Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:53 PM
You might still want to consider getting a new optical drive. If the problems keep on getting more frequent with the old drive, you should replace it... they are cheap enough ~25$ for one.
Posted 15 August 2009 - 06:34 AM
Posted 15 August 2009 - 11:40 AM
Posted 16 August 2009 - 09:00 AM
Posted 16 August 2009 - 11:20 AM
However if you are sure you want to go for a new machine instead of trying to keep the old one going, why not wait a couple more months, and get a system with Windows 7 on it. Maybe even wait till after Christmas, as some dealers may even drop lower than that in the usual sales.
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