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My hp pavilion a305w will not let me play dvds

What do i need to download to play dvds?

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  • cwitcher06 Jan 03, 2009

    Thank you Taisha for your help.

  • Taisha J
    Taisha J May 11, 2010

    Can you play cd's (music cd's, other pc software.. or anything with out a movie on the disc..) from your drive?

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First of all you'll need a DVD-Rom Player. If you go to my computer and you see the drives you have. Drive C and

DVD-Rom station or CD-rom Station.
If it's not listed you don't have a DVD-rom player and you can never play dvd's unless you work with images and image drive software like daemon tools or alcohol 120%.

If you do have a DVD-rom player you can play dvd's with Cyberlink Powerdvd or BS-player. Even with Windows Media Player.

It depends on the operating system you have.

Hope this was helpfull. If questions i am happy to answer.

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My hp pavillion a 305w wont play dvd's anymore, I have a cd-rw. I was able to play dvd's before I started messing w/ registry and such. It was a long time ago so I dont remember what I did. Do you know what the registry values should be so I can fix it?

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