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Playing DVD's I am having a problem playing DVD's on my laptop. This problem just started. They play choppy and do not read correctly. My videos that are on my computer play fine, its the DVD's that don't work. What is my problem?

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Re: Playing DVD's

Have you checked to see if your drive isnt too full. This can be the problem why it has only just started. I bet if you got rid of some of your films in that machine watching a DVD from the ROM would be a pleasure. I know my sister has that problem and refuses to part with her films so she has to watch here DVD on another machine because she too has to many videos in her laptop. The poor machine and CPU is working overdrive and the RAMS too.

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