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I installed XP Pro, and now I cannot use my DVD drive to play DVDs

I just wiped clean my acer aspire 3680 laptop and installed XP Pro, but the DVD drive doesn't play dvds... what can i do to fix this problem, i could not find any type of drivers online in my search. Any suggestions?

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  • alfaitha_t Apr 15, 2009

    Thank You so much for your help, l will try that. I really appreciate your help as well, and I will post the results of how this plays out, when I am done with it.

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Windows XP doesn't come with the proper codecs to play DVD movies by default. You either need to buy a program with the codecs, or pay Microsoft for them. What I've found works best is to download the trial of WinDVD. It installs the needed codecs and you don't even need to use the program. So after you install it just use whatever program you originally wanted to use and you should be set.

(The older versions od WinDVD could be uninstalled while leaving the codecs behind, but the new version seems to remove them after uninstalling, so you'll want to leave it on the computer)

Hope that helps :)

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