Lap top not playing DVD's, but plays Video CD's OK

  nooney 15:34 17 Dec 2005

My ASUS lap top running WIN XP will not run DVD's, but plays Video CD's, Have tried changing resolution and colour but still not playing. Tried reducing refresh rate but lowest is 60Hz.
It used to play DVD's but now will not
Any ideas?

  gudgulf 15:45 17 Dec 2005

Possibilities are DVD drive failing/corrupt drivers or DVD replay software corrupt.

Can it read data DVDs and is the drive listed correctly in My Computer?

Open Device Manager and select the DVD drive.Delete it and reboot the system.Windows should detect the drive and reinstall it to corect any driver issues.

Try reinstalling whatever DVD decoding software you use.

  pj123 17:06 17 Dec 2005

You need a DVD player. PowerDVD is the one that comes with most DVD players/writers.

But for a free one try JetAudio at click here

Scroll down to the bottom and select Basic Download.

  Brian-336451 18:21 17 Dec 2005

I had a similar problem then discovered that my DVD reader would only read DVD+ and . . . guess what, I was using DVD-.

It should however read a kosher retail DVD.

Just a thought . . .

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