I have a custom Laptop with the following configuration.
600 Mhz Pentium
324 MB RAM
30 GB HDD
CD/DVD rom drive
I have a dual boot with Windows 98/Windows 2000.
I bought this machine 4 yrs back and the OS it came with at that time was Windows 98 Second Edition.
All worked fine on Windows 98 and it still works fine on Windows 98.
I installed Windows 2000 to keep up with the technology and my DVD Drive JUST DOES NOT WORK reading Data DVD's.
It will not read any data DVD disk in Windows 2000. Looks like it has lost that ability completely.
I recently bought Microsoft Encarta on DVD but it will not work and says that the DVD disk is corrupt.
I, then re-booted my machine in Windows 98 and the DVD drive was able to read properly. So i know that the DVD is good and it is not corrupt.
The DVD drive plays Movies DVD although, through the DVD software. I use Mediamatics DVD Express.
If i put a CD - Data or Music it works fine in Windows 2000.
I read over the internet that i need the de-coders for the DVD drive for working in Windows 2000.
I was under the impression that if i install the software for running the DVD movies (which works as mentioned above), the Data DVD should also work.
Has anyone gone through a similar problem ?