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Dvd drive on laptop

Dvd will not play - a diaologue box comes up and says i do not have a dvd decoder installed. it was working untill now i cannot figure out why it stopped working needs a dvd decoder for windows meda player

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Try installing any other DVD player like Power DVD etc..

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