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Dvd driver or fat sys problem

Few cd & dvds r not opening in my pc whereas it opens in other pc with same software as mine only difference i have loaded media centre os n my c drive is in ntfs format, i have tried almost all players softwares 2 correct the problem as adviced by experts still facing problem.

my sys is intel 845 mb 533 fsb n 512 ram still my pc is getting slow with others having low version n 256 ram espacially on net as using broadband

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  • ultimitloozr May 11, 2010

    Can you browse the discs with Windows Explorer? Are these video for audio) files you are trying to access on the discs? Do you have the proper codecs installed to view the files? What error message(s) are you getting?



    The speed issue could be due to many factors. What services are you running on your system? How much free space is on your hard disk? How big is your paging file? Is Windows controlling the size of your paging file or have you made it a fixed size? Are you allowing the system to page out the executive?

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Do check if your drive is broken!
defrag your harddisk, to speed it up a bit.
do state which cds and dvds your drive does not read, if theyre burnt one's, then your drive may not support them or they have not been finished properly.
get the freeware burnatonce tool, install andrun it, find out which cd/dvd types your drive supports via tools/device info, it'll tell ya!
now check the cd/dvds if they match or not.
good luck

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