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DVD-ROM drive reads CDs, but not DVDs Dell x-200

I have 2 media bays/docking stations for the DELL X-200.
One media bay contains a Hitachi - LG DVD-ROM drive, the other contains a Samsung drive. Both play CDs, neither plays DVDs - the drive activates, LED blinks, the windows explorer search (flashlight) icon appears but nothing plays. Is this a driver issue or OS issue?. System is running XP

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It shouldn't be a driver issue. DVD drives are natively supported by XP. What software do you have installed for playing DVD'? Windows Media Player 11 would be excellent, and it's free from Microsoft. PowerDVD and WinDVD are also good, but you have to buy them.

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