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DVD will not play, windows media player XP, when inserted in player. CDs play automatically but DVD does not.

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Uninstall the media player,goto windows Market place and install windows media 11. its free and has all the new updates. Providing you have the correct system requirements. If not you can reinstall your old version at the same site and will probably have the required updates anyway.

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