I have tried cleaning off old stuff from my hp pavilion, and now my disc player Tags: Burner CD-Rom HP Pavilion Laptops Last response: April 9, 2010 12:28 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share rparsons_5 March 30, 2010 1:38:34 AM after removing some programs, I can't burn/play cd's or play dvd's. If I restore to an earlier date, will I get this ability back??? More about : cleaning stuff pavilion disc player ampedal March 31, 2010 10:39:03 PM there is a good chance, yes m 0 l photonboy a b D Laptop April 1, 2010 1:43:08 AM I don't think I'd restore, simply install the programs you need. To burn: Nero 9 Lite is a free program that works fairly well. There are other free programs like cdburnerxp and more that you can Google and try. Video playback: Go to add/remove programs, look for anything that looks like K-Lite or Codecs and remove them. Now, go to www.free-codecs.com and get the K-Lite Codec Pack Standard and Install it. You can use the included MPC-HC program or Windows Media Player (it uses the codecs as well from K-Lite). VLC Player when installed is defaulted to use its own included codecs so I like to have it installed in case of a problem. There is a utility in Windows to change what programs do certain media things like what to do when a DVD is inserted (Nothing, Play, Open Folder... ). "Default Programs" in Windows 7. If you have a newer video card you can use hardware decoding after installing K-Lite and using MPC-HC (DXVA). HD3xxx, 4xxx, 5xxx. NVidia 8xxx etc. You can Google for more info. ("DXVA mpc-hc") m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rparsons_5 April 9, 2010 12:28:47 AM Still no play, but thanks m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMy 3-yr-old HP G72 laptop is giving me the bad CPU code. How do I get my stuff off of the hard drive? Forum I tried to update my hp pavilion now internet explorer wont work Forum hp pavilion mce m747on shuts off when trying to burn Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !