DVD-ROM Problem

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I have two computers each with the ability to play DVDs. Tried to play "Lord
of The Rings: The Return of the King". When I notice that both my computers
had seperate problems.

I tried putting it on my old computer. It has XP SP2. The drive for DVDs is,
as stated on Device Manager, LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163D. The computer is about 3
years old. When I tried to put in the DVD's, the drive could not detct it. So
I decided to check it on my other computer

My other computer also has XP SP2. The drive for it TSSTcorp CD/DVDW
TS-H552U. It is under a year old. When I played it the menu came up, but no
sound could be produced. I check sound settings and everything seems to be in
Check. By the way, the speakers are C-Media Wave Device.

Please help!
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    "mydogisalab" <mydogisalab@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C80F1E43-C919-456F-B63A-E4C945AE33AF@microsoft.com...
    >I have two computers each with the ability to play DVDs. Tried to play
    >"Lord
    > of The Rings: The Return of the King". When I notice that both my
    > computers
    > had seperate problems.
    >
    > I tried putting it on my old computer. It has XP SP2. The drive for DVDs
    > is,
    > as stated on Device Manager, LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163D. The computer is about
    > 3
    > years old. When I tried to put in the DVD's, the drive could not detct it.
    > So
    > I decided to check it on my other computer
    >
    > My other computer also has XP SP2. The drive for it TSSTcorp CD/DVDW
    > TS-H552U. It is under a year old. When I played it the menu came up, but
    > no
    > sound could be produced. I check sound settings and everything seems to be
    > in
    > Check. By the way, the speakers are C-Media Wave Device.
    >
    > Please help!

    Have you installed DVD playback software for either device? Windows XP does
    not do DVD playback until a third party DVD decoder is installed.

    Bobby
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    mydogisalab wrote:
    > I have two computers each with the ability to play DVDs. Tried to
    > play "Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King". When I notice that
    > both my computers had seperate problems.
    >
    > I tried putting it on my old computer. It has XP SP2. The drive for
    > DVDs is, as stated on Device Manager, LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163D. The
    > computer is about 3 years old. When I tried to put in the DVD's, the
    > drive could not detct it. So I decided to check it on my other
    > computer
    >
    > My other computer also has XP SP2. The drive for it TSSTcorp CD/DVDW
    > TS-H552U. It is under a year old. When I played it the menu came up,
    > but no sound could be produced. I check sound settings and everything
    > seems to be in Check. By the way, the speakers are C-Media Wave
    > Device.

    The speakers are less likely that name brand than the Sound Card. Big
    difference in speakers and the sound card. heh

    Your old drive just may be .. old and dead/dying/not able to read certain
    media.

    Your new computer may need drivers installed or updates to the fiormware of
    the drive or even the software you are using to play may need to be updated.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
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    Clean the fingerprints off your DVD disk and try again.

    "mydogisalab" <mydogisalab@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C80F1E43-C919-456F-B63A-E4C945AE33AF@microsoft.com...
    >I have two computers each with the ability to play DVDs. Tried to play
    >"Lord
    > of The Rings: The Return of the King". When I notice that both my
    > computers
    > had seperate problems.
    >
    > I tried putting it on my old computer. It has XP SP2. The drive for DVDs
    > is,
    > as stated on Device Manager, LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163D. The computer is about
    > 3
    > years old. When I tried to put in the DVD's, the drive could not detct it.
    > So
    > I decided to check it on my other computer
    >
    > My other computer also has XP SP2. The drive for it TSSTcorp CD/DVDW
    > TS-H552U. It is under a year old. When I played it the menu came up, but
    > no
    > sound could be produced. I check sound settings and everything seems to be
    > in
    > Check. By the way, the speakers are C-Media Wave Device.
    >
    > Please help!
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    "mydogisalab" <mydogisalab@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C80F1E43-C919-456F-B63A-E4C945AE33AF@microsoft.com...
    >I have two computers each with the ability to play DVDs. Tried to play
    >"Lord
    > of The Rings: The Return of the King". When I notice that both my
    > computers
    > had seperate problems.
    >
    > I tried putting it on my old computer. It has XP SP2. The drive for DVDs
    > is,
    > as stated on Device Manager, LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163D. The computer is about
    > 3
    > years old. When I tried to put in the DVD's, the drive could not detct it.
    > So
    > I decided to check it on my other computer
    >
    > My other computer also has XP SP2. The drive for it TSSTcorp CD/DVDW
    > TS-H552U. It is under a year old. When I played it the menu came up, but
    > no
    > sound could be produced. I check sound settings and everything seems to be
    > in
    > Check. By the way, the speakers are C-Media Wave Device.
    >
    > Please help!


    It's possible that the laser for the DVD is burnt out. I have a DVD/CD-ROM
    player (LG) and it won't recognize DVDs. It will recognize CDs.
    --
    Bearman
    If it's got tits, tires, tubes, or transistors, it's trouble.
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    "mydogisalab" <mydogisalab@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C80F1E43-C919-456F-B63A-E4C945AE33AF@microsoft.com...
    > I have two computers each with the ability to play DVDs. Tried to play
    "Lord
    > of The Rings: The Return of the King". When I notice that both my
    computers
    > had seperate problems.
    >
    > I tried putting it on my old computer. It has XP SP2. The drive for DVDs
    is,
    > as stated on Device Manager, LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163D. The computer is about
    3
    > years old. When I tried to put in the DVD's, the drive could not detct it.
    So
    > I decided to check it on my other computer
    >
    > My other computer also has XP SP2. The drive for it TSSTcorp CD/DVDW
    > TS-H552U. It is under a year old. When I played it the menu came up, but
    no
    > sound could be produced. I check sound settings and everything seems to be
    in
    > Check. By the way, the speakers are C-Media Wave Device.
    >
    > Please help!

    First PC, do any DVD videos play?

    Second PC, try two channel audio instead of six on the menu setup for the
    video DVD mentioned.
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    thanks


    "Lil' Dave" wrote:

    > "mydogisalab" <mydogisalab@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C80F1E43-C919-456F-B63A-E4C945AE33AF@microsoft.com...
    > > I have two computers each with the ability to play DVDs. Tried to play
    > "Lord
    > > of The Rings: The Return of the King". When I notice that both my
    > computers
    > > had seperate problems.
    > >
    > > I tried putting it on my old computer. It has XP SP2. The drive for DVDs
    > is,
    > > as stated on Device Manager, LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163D. The computer is about
    > 3
    > > years old. When I tried to put in the DVD's, the drive could not detct it.
    > So
    > > I decided to check it on my other computer
    > >
    > > My other computer also has XP SP2. The drive for it TSSTcorp CD/DVDW
    > > TS-H552U. It is under a year old. When I played it the menu came up, but
    > no
    > > sound could be produced. I check sound settings and everything seems to be
    > in
    > > Check. By the way, the speakers are C-Media Wave Device.
    > >
    > > Please help!
    >
    > First PC, do any DVD videos play?
    >
    > Second PC, try two channel audio instead of six on the menu setup for the
    > video DVD mentioned.
    >
    >
    >
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