dvd's will not run

  pharte 22:32 04 Mar 2004

I have just bought a (secondhand) compaq armarda e500 running pent.3 win 98 se with a dvd drive.

I have installed power dvd and it has intervideo win dvd installed.

when trying to play a dvd I get the message "no disk inserted".

Any suggestions ?

  LastChip 00:08 05 Mar 2004

You need to establish which format(s) the drive will read. Some older drives are limited in this respect.

You also need to make sure it's not been locked out to another country code. Is it a Euro model or a UK spec? If you look in Device Manager, you may be able to see what it's been set to.

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