Power DVD won't play.

  loaders 19:13 08 Mar 2006

Somehow I have managed to mess up my Power dvd which came already installed with my windows ME.It has worked fine up until a few weeks ago but now when I insert a dvd it loads ok but I either get the message"POWER DVD has caused an error in PWRDVDDX.DLL" or "POWER DVD has caused an error in(unknown)" Power dvd will now close-if you continue to experience problems try restarting your computer.
Which when I do makes no difference,
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

  skidzy 19:23 08 Mar 2006

Something for you to try.Not sure if it will work in this case,but worth a go.

Start > My Computer > Right Click the dvd drive > Select Properties > Autoplay > You should have a box displaying Music Files....Scroll through and select dvd Movie.

Post back if it works,i recently had a problem with my power dvd and this cured it.Dont know why.....but it did


click here

  User-312386 20:01 08 Mar 2006

Uninstall and re-install powerdvd

  gourmand 21:26 08 Mar 2006

I think windows me has "system restore" why not try and restore back to a time when it was working if you dont have the disc? Worth a try!

  loaders 11:56 09 Mar 2006

Thanks for the suggestion but the properties on ME does'nt show the detail you described on both the My computer/dvd drive and the My computer/control panel/system/dvd drive.

  loaders 12:00 09 Mar 2006

Have already tried a system restore but it made no difference,a bit loathe to go back too far as everything else is working fine.

  loaders 12:02 09 Mar 2006

Power dvd came preinstalled and I do not have an installation disc,thanks for the suggestion.

  skidzy 16:54 09 Mar 2006

Sorry Loaders i didnt read properly that you are on ME
Not to sure if this codec pack will work on your system,maybe give it a go.
click here

  loaders 19:29 09 Mar 2006

skidzy.Thanks for the prompt reply,had a look at the site you suggested,not sure what a codecs are ,it looks as though it is a software package that will play dvd's am i right or is it something else.I do not have a problem playing dvd's etc as I have Real player and windows Media player and they work ok.The reason I queried the Powerdvd problem was that it used to be the autoplay for any dvd's and then started to have the error message that I described.

  skidzy 19:36 09 Mar 2006

If like me,a while ago i uninstalled Nero and being naive was not taken much notice of the prompts i got from uninstalling Nero...i carried on regardless and found out at a later date i had removed some codecs.
My point being if you have lost any codecs it might possibly be pointing to your problem.Im no expert,but i repaired my system.These guys on here may point you in a better direction than i could.
I do believe using the codec pack will enhance you system and not do any damage.

  terryf 22:23 09 Mar 2006

Try google 'what are codecs', this may help you to understand what they are, Downloading them on to your system will not harm and may help

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