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Problem viewing DVDs in Vista media player

I am using Vista Home Premium and used to be able to play DVDs. All of a sudden it still plays but now I get no picture. The screen displays lots little squares of different colors - ? ? ?

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  • fleishmn Dec 10, 2008

    The hardware came with Vista installed and Media Player would play DVDs just fine. I have loaded much onto the system. My son has load some games like W-O-W. I can't pinpoint when the problem might have started since I haven't tried to play DVDs for many months on the computer. Could it be a region problem? I have tried to find the region setting but couldn't.

  • Mike F
    Mike F May 11, 2010

    Have you tried different DVD's or just one or two. If you are playing non pirated DVD's from the US you should not have a region problem. but just in case have you ever seen these errors?



    • Illegal DVD Region

    • The region of the DVD movie you are trying to play does not match the authorized region of the DVD player

    • 0x80004003

    • 0x80034013

    lastly what brand machine do you have, what version of windows media player do you have.

  • Mike F
    Mike F May 11, 2010

    when yo say used to, was you setup the exact same as it is now? did you just put vista on your computer or did it come that way? Has anything changed on your system since you've been having this problem?

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Dear sir

in your system there are no display drivers
please install display drivers
after that you can enjoy with ur display

regards
murali

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