CD\DVD drive freezes

  brenwill 21:01 07 Apr 2003

while playing a dvd,screen freezes.I get no responce from selections with my mouse.then i have to select control, halt , delete to end program.I remove disc then re-insert it, then when i try CD/dvd drive again the drive indicates no disc inserted.Please can anyone help.Thank you in anticipation.

  Inigo 21:19 07 Apr 2003

Perhaps try reinstalling your DVD software, or trying a different one e.g. WinDVD (they have a trial version)?

  flecc 21:34 07 Apr 2003

This sound as though your system isn't up to handling DVD, or that particular DVD has a problem.

Has the system/DVD worked OK previously?

  brenwill 22:44 08 Apr 2003

Thank you for your responces to my problem,FLECC and INIGO.I have just turned my computer on and the DVD/CD drive seems to be working ok.The DVD i was running was the free DVD from the DAILY MAIL (sunday) edition.I intend now re -running the dvd and see what happens.
My system is, DELL 4400,pentium 4 ,1.7 ghz,windows xp home,samsung cdrw/dvd sm 308b,
16mb ati rage 128 ultra video card.
I will reply again if problem returns.Thank you all.
ps system error log indicates - THE DEVICE\DEVICE\CDROM0,HAS A BAD BLOCK.
Do's this say that the DVD is faulty

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