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DVD problem

By Intel Inside Me ·
I have a dvd rom that reads video but it doestn have voice for some reason, so I tryed in stalling a couple dvd players on my windows xp pro. It doest have any Servive Packs. So what could be the problem? Also I tried diffrent dvds and samething,
I Have a HP Pavillion 7940. thanks

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to DVD problem

Well as the old XP is no longer supported by MS I would install SP2 and patch the system. It could be one of the last patches applied which is causing he problem or the DVD Drive could be going bad.

First thing that I would try is Flashing the BIOS to the latest available and then installing SP2 for XP and then if still no joy change the IDE Cable if that still does nothing change the DVD ROM Drive and that should cure any problems.

Many years ago I had a problem P4 that wouldn't accept SP1 and it turned out to be a faulty DVD ROM. It worked perfectly on XP and on 98 or Y2K but refused to work with XP SP1 it was most likely a Firmware issue but I've never used Samsung DVD Drives since.


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by zlitocook In reply to DVD problem

Did it ever play DVD's with sound? Can it play a music CD? Have you looked in the control panel for things like sound being muted or under hardware to see if the sound card has a problem? As Hal has said install all updates from MS and if you have antivirus software update it and run it. If you dont get it and run it, have you backed up your computer?

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by fungus-among-us In reply to DVD problem

Just wondering if this happens with ALL of your DVDs, or is it just something that happens with "consumer-recorded" DVDs (copies).

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by robo_dev In reply to DVD problem

Did it ever work with the present hardware?

Does it play audio CDs?

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by zlitocook In reply to DVD problem

One thing I know it is simple but did you check the cable that is for sound? There is a small wire that runs from the back of the drive to the mother board. It normaly has white connectors on both ends and a three prong connector that only fits only one place.

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