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Can't get he dvd to work on my acer 5100 after xp installed

I got rid of that piece of &%#$ Vista and installed XP but the dvd player wont work. Acer refuses to acknowledge the issue of Vista and it's faults so they refuse to help. Anyone got any ideas. I have a couple of customers that have the same problem!
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  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    my DVD RW do not work at all at times on Vista

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You may need to Flash the bios with the bios.
Going from Vista to XP on Acer 5100
The acer website site for the 5100 series located here http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_5100.html

You can get all the XP drivers for your 5100 series there. Bios also. If the upgraded bios does not fix it then go to control panel, system, device manager, hardware and uninstall the dvd player all together. reboot. If this does not fix it go to the dvd players web site and download a FIRMWARE UPGRADE FOR IT make SURE IT IS THE RIGHT FIRMWARE FOR YOUR DVD PLAYER. Match all numbers and letter that id your drive. Good Luck. Please rate me.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

  • Samuel Spell
    Samuel Spell Jan 16, 2009

    Go back to vista. Microsoft is going to stop support for xp just like Acer has. If Acer refuses to help you I would reinstall vista. Microsoft has already came out with an OS-7 to replace vista, it is no better than vista. XP is not going to be supported in the future by new software or hardware so correct your mistake and listen to Acer Reinstall Vista. The dvd drive is probaly bad but now you may have voided your warranty on it after your experiance with the acer tech.

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