Following on from a previous post I made regarding reformatting my pc, I would just like to say a big thanks to all the users who helped me after successfully sorting out a reformat.
I need to pose a new question tho, My DVD ROM drive plays audio cds and data cd's but won't play dvds, it doesn't even show a disk in the drive even tho there is one there, I have tried going through the help files and trouble shooter but with out any joy. Any ideas I am running Windows XP pro,40gb HDD(clean),512 RAM.
If its a video DVD you're trying to play you'll need the software to play it like WinDVD or PowerDVD. If you've tried another type of DVD such as a PC Advisor cover disk DVD and it won't even read that then the chances are its knackered and will need to be replaced. Before doing this I'd try cleaning it first, you can buy a DVD cleaning disk from Tescos, Woolworths etc for about a fiver.