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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation COMPUTER WON'T PLAY DVD's.....

i have an HP pavilion 7955
o/s WIN XP home

when i put in a dvd in the dvd rom, nothing happens, won't auto start....

i try to play it manually, when i try to check the dvd rom files it says they are corrupted, won't show anything on mediaplayer,


i open interactual dvd and doesn't show anything in the dvd rom???

like i mentioned i receive that error message about the files being corrupted or an unknown format is being used...

does this with any and every dvd i put in


hope i can get this fixed soon.... TIA

[tony]
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 11:26 AM
 
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you either have to have a hardware or software DVD decoder.. by the sounds of it you do not have hardware, most ATI/NVIdia cards have this and you need the appropriate drivers installed from the manufacture...

if not.. you need to get something like powerdvd, this will give you a software decoder, you dont have to use powerdvd to watch the dvd's but you need it installed.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-01-2004, 04:24 PM
 
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I have a lite -on ltr-40125s
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I cant watch dvds either but can burn music cds. what gives as some one told me I had to have a dvd player, where can i obtain soft/hard ware drivers

thanks ubil
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