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Laptop won't play movies

When I put a DVD, in it won't play. It makes noise like it's trying.
ITwill play games and progam disks. So I think the drive is good.
I've sent in to H.P. a dozen times for several problems. Including
this one. It's vista home premium

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  • Jerry Cassel Dec 27, 2008

    Yes I've tried dvds,it was playing last time I tryed. Maybe I need to reinstall the decoder. Thanks.

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Does it have a dvd decoder installed?
It appears the laptop does not know what to do with the disc, as its not recognized. Have you tried another dvd?

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