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DVD Drive won't play DVD movies

By wellsedj ·
I have a Compaq Presario desktop computer, operating system W98 SE. The DVD Drive quit playing DVD movies. I can still play audio CDs, install programs from CDs such a Microsoft Office 2000, and play video games that require a CD to be in the DVD drive. The DVD drive is a Compaq SR-8583, which is really a Panasonic SR-8583. The DVD drive firmware version is A50A, and it is set for Region 1. The DVD movies I have tried to play were purchased in the USA, so I assume movies are Region 1. The DVD player software is Mediamatics (National Semiconductor) version 4. I have tried Compaq Support but to no avail, their solution was to remove my DVD drive from the Device Manager window while in Safe Mode and then restart my computer. I have made no hardware changes to the computer, and I have the original restore disk. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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by thunder3k In reply to DVD Drive won't play DVD ...

My friend has a computer that was having almost the same problem, while she was watching a movie in the DVD, sudenly the DVD didn't play no more, so what I did was simple, I defrag the hard drive, but whe I was doing it, it said that I have to scandisk the drive first, so I did it, I scan the hard drive first and I put fix errors automaticaly, after that I defrag the hard drive, and she put the recovery disk, now she can play DVD movies on the computer and she doesn't have any problem with that.
I don't know if you have tried all that things, go to properties of the DVD and check what wrong there first, so and then trie what I told you.

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by wellsedj In reply to DVD Drive won't play DVD ...

I have tried all the above.

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by Berserker In reply to DVD Drive won't play DVD ...

You can use different sftware to play your DVD such as Power DVD. It is the most used player currently. You can give it a try by searching for it using search engine. If you're lucky maybe U can get one from warez sites.

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by dcosgrove In reply to DVD Drive won't play DVD ...

I've seen a lot of trouble with dvd software. Do you have any other program you could try? Try something simple like ravisent or something and see if you get the same trouble in more than one program.

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by purple713 In reply to DVD Drive won't play DVD ...

Go to Compaq's website and download a copy of WinDVD. I have a Compaq machine with the same problem. I went to thier website and downloaded the software. It works better than Power DVD and DVD express.

Good luck

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