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Play DVD's

By D.H. Cesare ·
I have a computer running WinXP Home, 1024MB RAM, 2.8mHz, nVidia GeForce2 MX400 with 15" flat screen. I am unable to get a DVD to play. DVDs used to play with no problem. I had to FDISK and reinstall my operating system and other software and ever since I did that, the DVDs won't play. I've even installed the new version of PowerDVD which didn't help. When I go to Folder Options>File Types, it says that DVDs are are handled by PowerDVD. I've checked 2 other machines that do not have a problem playing DVDs and they show NONE under File Types for DVD Video.
I'm at a total lose and hope someone has a solution.
Thank you.

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by Absolutely In reply to Play DVD's

If you recently re-formatted & re-installed, but haven't installed the newest version of DirectX, that is at least one of your problems. Yea, installing PowerDVD makes it the default program for VOB files, but until you have the newest DirectX, Windows can't ... whatever, you won't see the movies on your 'puter.

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by D.H. Cesare In reply to DirectX?

It's on a freind's machine and I've contacted him with that information. The O/S has been reinstalled for quite some time; you'd think that Windows Update would have caught that some time ago, right?

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security updates TO DirectX, after it's installed, are automatic

by Absolutely In reply to DirectX

DirectX itself is optional to install in the first place.

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Plays now

by D.H. Cesare In reply to security updates TO Direc ...

I have no idea what changed, but when I insert a DVD now, WMP will play it with no problem.

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