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 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") Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rparsons_5 April 9, 2010 12:28:47 AM Still no play, but thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumOver Heating Problem in HP Pavilion dv6 1211AX Notebook ForumHP pavilion laptop won't boot! ForumHP Pavilion Slimline graphics and power upgrade help ForumWhy can\'t I play a DVD that I burned on my laptop in a DVD player ? ForumHP Pavilion Laptop Owners with Bad Power Jacks.... ForumDisassembled and cleaned laptop. Now it wont turn on ForumHP Pavilion Slimeline s5514f-b baffling power on issues ForumOld Lady needs help!WOW ForumHow to upgrade old HP Desktop ForumIBM keyboard on HP Pavilion ForumUpgrading a old HP computer ForumWhy do I have EIGHT disc drives now after installing and cloning HDD? ForumHP Pavilion HPE Phoenix h9t Gaming PC? ForumHP Pavilion a6761uk Turns on then off then on then off endless cycle ForumHP Pavilion DV6 6011tx heats up-to 57C when idle and rises up-to 90C! ForumBack light or Inverter? ForumWhen I boot the laptop it goes into a bios looking mode and I have to ForumSwitching from wireless to wired connection ForumComputer switches from wireless to wired connection ForumI HAVE PURCHASED ACER ASPIRE 4736Z More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !