My vista machine wont play movie dvds? Its an "OPTIARC AD-7530B ATA" DVD drive, running on an MSI VR601 laptop. Ive tried reinstalling the dvd drives own drivers, but I still cannot watch any dvd videos on any pc player (wmp/vlc). What else do I need, any help would be great. thanks
thanks - I will try it, but I dont think that will help much, as even standard data and audio discs no longer work. No label name for the disc appears at all, despite the drive light flashing/trying to read the disc.
If I double click any type of disc at all, the drive will eventually eject it, telling me to insert a disc. It cannot read anything. Since I have already re-installed the drivers for the laptop drive, and that didnt work, Im not sure what else I can do?
I have just tried a data dvd and audio cd, and nothing registers at all. The green bar on screen moves to the right, as if its trying to read the drive as normal, and the green light on the physical drive is definately on, but thats it, nothing happens. The light then goes off. I cannot remember if the light on the drive itself would flash when reading correctly or not. if I can find out when it started to go wrong, perhaps that might give an indication of whether its possible to save it or not
update - I tried the MS fix in automatic mode, but the problem is still stated as not being fixed. With the report, "Insert readable media" is the only section which fails to have a tick, everything else is seemingly ok. I noticed theres a manual "let me fix it myself" mode for the whole registry fixing process, although im assuming this would make no difference. Sounds like a knackered laptop dvd drive, despite its lights still being able to come on, although im not sure what the common causes could be
Its a relatives laptop, from 2006. Works fine, aside from this. The DVD drive itself does not seem too loose, and as the light on the drive comes on, everything seems like its connecting ok. They did have some errors/viruses beforehand which I cleaned out, but thats probably unrelated. I noticed the account I am using is an admin (the main one they use), although Ive noticed "ASP.Net Machine admin account" from the control panel. I was just wondering what the most common kind of software might use it, as its not used by any physical user.. no doubt its 300% unlikely that it might be blocking any MS drive fixes, lol, although I did find a few admin problems relating to this account when googling.