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#1 TMacDaddy



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Posted 16 September 2005 - 07:46 AM

Some of my dvds work and some don't in my dvd-rom. Unfortunately, my favorite movie "BLow" will not work! I have spent endless hours and this problem and can solve nothing. Cds and data discs work.

I did discover under the device mananger when I show the hidden devices that mrtRATE, nVIDIA WDM A/V crossbar, and nVIDIA WDM video capture (universal) --- all have error signs besides them. Does that mean anything?

-I don't know what all to tell you for this diagnosis but...
-I operate on winxp
-AMD athlon 2800+, MMX, 3DNow
-I don't know how to tell you the dvd-rom type
-I have the nVIDIA dvd decoder and the interactual player
-I have all the windows updates, although, I somehow managed to delete windows media player during all this so I now use REal Player.

Anything else you need to know? Please let me know. And God bless the man who helps me.

#2 TMacDaddy



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Posted 16 September 2005 - 03:20 PM

Well, it happened again. On various retry atttempts my dvd worked. Probably 2/50 tries. It took about 5 minutes for the dvd to become readable. I restarted the computer and tried it again and realized my luck was shortlived. When inserting the dvd, my computer ran very slow. Eventually, the dvd drive disappeared from the My Computer and was not seen in my network settings until my restart. What a mess!

#3 mctonale



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Posted 18 September 2005 - 09:56 AM

Try downloading a new copy of windows media player from http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

When it was uninstalled it may have removed some codecs that are nessesary.

Even if this doesn't work wmp might tell you why it cant play the DVD.

#4 TMacDaddy



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Posted 19 September 2005 - 01:21 AM

Blow is still inoperable, and my drive dissapeared from the network again. I tried the WMP help with no success so that's why I'm now here. Thanks for the suggest.'s

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