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April 22, 2004 12:21:24 PM

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Ever since installing XP Professional I have been unable
to play DVD's om my DVD drive. I also have a cd rewriter
and both drives can play cd's with no problem.

I remember when I fist purchased the PC with Win 98 that
the DVD player had the same problem. After several
telephone calls with no sucess I took the pc back to the
suplier and the technician had a look in various
properties boxes and eventually either added or removed a
tick and this fixed the problem.

I can't find a similar properties box for the DVD drive
in XP and I'm guessing that the problem is simply a case
of activating/de-activating something, but I have no idea
what.

I have checked region settings and they are fine and the
drive is recognised as a dvd drive in device manager.

Does anyone have any idea what may be the cause of my
problem?

Many thanks

William

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Anonymous
April 22, 2004 3:23:59 PM

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Hello

Do you have DVD software installed on your pc like Win DVD
Alvin


William wrote:

> Ever since installing XP Professional I have been unable
> to play DVD's om my DVD drive. I also have a cd rewriter
> and both drives can play cd's with no problem.
>
> I remember when I fist purchased the PC with Win 98 that
> the DVD player had the same problem. After several
> telephone calls with no sucess I took the pc back to the
> suplier and the technician had a look in various
> properties boxes and eventually either added or removed a
> tick and this fixed the problem.
>
> I can't find a similar properties box for the DVD drive
> in XP and I'm guessing that the problem is simply a case
> of activating/de-activating something, but I have no idea
> what.
>
> I have checked region settings and they are fine and the
> drive is recognised as a dvd drive in device manager.
>
> Does anyone have any idea what may be the cause of my
> problem?
>
> Many thanks
>
> William
Anonymous
April 23, 2004 2:34:54 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Windows XP does not have DVD codecs/software. You must install a third
party app such as WinDVD or PowerDVD. Check the setup disc that came with
the drive..it should have some type of software on it

Bobby

"William" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2cbb01c4287d$794bf2a0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Ever since installing XP Professional I have been unable
> to play DVD's om my DVD drive. I also have a cd rewriter
> and both drives can play cd's with no problem.
>
> I remember when I fist purchased the PC with Win 98 that
> the DVD player had the same problem. After several
> telephone calls with no sucess I took the pc back to the
> suplier and the technician had a look in various
> properties boxes and eventually either added or removed a
> tick and this fixed the problem.
>
> I can't find a similar properties box for the DVD drive
> in XP and I'm guessing that the problem is simply a case
> of activating/de-activating something, but I have no idea
> what.
>
> I have checked region settings and they are fine and the
> drive is recognised as a dvd drive in device manager.
>
> Does anyone have any idea what may be the cause of my
> problem?
>
> Many thanks
>
> William
Anonymous
April 23, 2004 7:14:43 AM

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Hi Guys

Thanks for the replies, but I do have DVD software
installed, I have Power DVD.

I'm sure it's something to do with the settings of the
drive but not sure what or where to find it.

William


>-----Original Message-----
>Windows XP does not have DVD codecs/software. You must
install a third
>party app such as WinDVD or PowerDVD. Check the setup
disc that came with
>the drive..it should have some type of software on it
>
>Bobby
>
>"William" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:2cbb01c4287d$794bf2a0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> Ever since installing XP Professional I have been
unable
>> to play DVD's om my DVD drive. I also have a cd
rewriter
>> and both drives can play cd's with no problem.
>>
>> I remember when I fist purchased the PC with Win 98
that
>> the DVD player had the same problem. After several
>> telephone calls with no sucess I took the pc back to
the
>> suplier and the technician had a look in various
>> properties boxes and eventually either added or
removed a
>> tick and this fixed the problem.
>>
>> I can't find a similar properties box for the DVD drive
>> in XP and I'm guessing that the problem is simply a
case
>> of activating/de-activating something, but I have no
idea
>> what.
>>
>> I have checked region settings and they are fine and
the
>> drive is recognised as a dvd drive in device manager.
>>
>> Does anyone have any idea what may be the cause of my
>> problem?
>>
>> Many thanks
>>
>> William
>
>
>.
>
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