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Dvd problems my compaq presario pc will not play dvd and i've downloaded an intervideo windvd but it still will not play dvds please help!!!!!!!!

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  • jonetta Dec 13, 2007

    my computer wont play a dvd movie.

  • hasfjdslkfkl Dec 19, 2007

    I have The original DvD player on my Laptop and its a compaq dont know which brand or number it is but it just wont play ive tried everything

  • Zeil Jun 26, 2008

    My DVD-ROM opens but once insert any CD either a DVD or a CD it can't read despite of having power dvd software and other media players. What could be the problem. And my DVD rom type is compaq DVD-ROM DV28EA01. I will be grateful if my DVD ROM functions again.For any assistance my email address is

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    hello: I cannot upgrade the controller for the reader compaq DVD-ROM DV28EA01

  • otradog Mar 05, 2009

    i lost the driver for my dvd-rom dv28ea01. can some tell me where i can download it? PLEASE!!



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1 st install a dvd player on u r power link dvd software)........
if still having problem to play dvd then check u r all cables...may be loose(inside in cpu)...........or may be u r dvd drive damaged man.............

dont forget to tell me u r problem solved or not
best regards & best of luck..

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