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Playback of a cd or dvd

When i playback a cd, the sound is very choppy.
When i playback a dvd, the sound and picture are very choppy.
If i playback from music on my hardrive, then playback is fine.
The problem only occurs with an actual cd/dvd.
This happens with whichever program i use for playback

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Re: playback of a cd or dvd

Remove the 2nd IDE from the device manager and reboot your laptop and your DVD drive will reinstall the drivers and sound issue will be gone.
HP/Compaq support is aware of the issue

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Re: playback of a cd or dvd

Not really..

is this a new problem or an old one?

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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