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PowerDVD won't play DVDs


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Hi all,

I've recently had to wipe my hard drive and reinstall everything. I previously had PowerDVD on my system, and it happily played both prerecorded DVDs and those I'd burned myself elsewhere (I downloaded appropriate codecs for the latter). However now that I've reinstalled my system, I can't get either PowerDVD or Windows Media Player to play DVDs. PowerDVD just refuses to do anything when I hit play, and Windows Media Player gives me a mesage telling me to change my screen resolution and quality settings.

I'm running on Windows XP, I have Windows Media Player 10, and the PowerDVD is one that came with the computer when I bought it. I can't find a version in the properties folder, though. My computer is an Acer Travelmate250.

I can't think what to do, and I honestly can't remember if I downloaded any extras to make it work last time.

Many thanks in advance for any help. :tazz:
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Did you reinstall Power DVD, are you using WMP 10

Have you tried using a trial version of Power DVD

Have you tried using Winamp or Real Player

http://www.filehippo...are/multimedia/
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I did reinstall PowerDVD, and it still didn't work. I have WM10, and I've tried Realplayer. That won't work either. I've checked all my settings and they are on the right region and properties says it's working properly. Nothing will play DVD. :tazz:
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Will it load installation discs
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Yes, those are fine. I've tried PowerDVD once more and this is the message it comes up with:

DVD-Video playback graph building failed.

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I am also having exactly the same problem and have no idea why. It just suddenly stopped working.

Has anyone managed to overcome this problem?
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This is a list of steps you can run through to help with this

You can check for an improvement after running
sfc /scannow then after each step until you have run through them all, if necessary


Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file, click delete, confirm delete then reboot

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, after the bar goes, reboot.

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should

If no change

Please go here to repair your operating system

Repair XP

If you are unable to run Repair XP

Alternate XP Repair Guide

Use the last one - Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates
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Hey there "Retired"-thanks for helping us out :) I too am having the same problem though I don't know if you saw my post.

Cyberlinks loads up alright and tells me the movie is playing but the screen remains black. I don't think I have to go through all that or do I? :)
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