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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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  • mathz19 Sep 22, 2007

    No that didn't help. I was wondering if I had to uninstall and then re-install the DVD drive. Would that put the settings back to normal, and how would I do that?

  • Ichiban907 Mar 08, 2008

    Same as above.

    THERE IS A WAY TO FIX IT.

    It has happened to me before.

    Something to do in Device Manager.

    Unfortunately, that knowledeg has gone, well, up in smoke.

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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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    Peter Hirawani Sep 22, 2007

    welll the only way to install a DVDROM/Drive is to unplug it. Your not having a hardware problem your having a software problem believe me theres is no software to run your DVD drive NONE. The only software that the drive uses is the DVD player change it put another player in its place I bet you still have the same problem. You said yourself the videos in your machine plays ok but when you put a DVD in, its choppy....please its logical. Thats all I have to say in the matter. Unless someone out there has a better solution which I doubt. If you take it to get fix up (so to speak) in the repair shop they will tell you the same.

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