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Dvd decoder error

Had to reload win xp onto my dell c640. Now dvds will not play. I get the dvd decoder error. any suggestions on how to repair this. Thank You.

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    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Are you getting that message when windows media player comes up or is it coming up in another program.




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Go to the Dell support site and enter your computer model number under the drivers and software section. Download the latest driver for the model of DVD player in your system.

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