john1000 21:16 27 Apr 2004

i have a fujitsu amilo laptop running xp home with a dvd cd writer combo drive my problem is it will burn cds read cds but will not play dvds i have power dvd 5 installed the drive is set to region 2 after inserting a dvd if you check the drive by going to my computer it just is not there i have tryed everything i know help much appreciated thanks

  tony1160 21:37 27 Apr 2004

sounds like what happened with mine,it would burn normal cd-r etc ,but would have nothing to do with anytype of dvd.mine was 3months old with has been replaced with a new 1 .
how olds yours?
has it just stopped working

  lucky1 21:45 27 Apr 2004

Is this maybe a codec issue?

  john1000 22:07 27 Apr 2004

was working perfect last night nevcer installed or removed any software just tryed unistalling power dvd and then installing laptop is 1 year old

  tony1160 22:12 27 Apr 2004

very possible it done for, try updated the firmware from the makers web site

  john1000 22:14 27 Apr 2004

is there anything in the regestry that could cause this

  john1000 23:29 27 Apr 2004

is it worth running a cleaning disk on the drive before sending it back i have a three year warranty

  tony1160 12:18 28 Apr 2004

worth a try,good job they have 3year on them

  TomJerry 12:27 28 Apr 2004


  y_not 12:32 28 Apr 2004

Power DVD installs codecs - if you uninstalled it then re-installed it does it have an option to update?

An update might include additional codecs which could sort the problem.

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