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Hello, and welcome to Fixya.. Thank you for asking your question here. The dvd players driver needs to be reinstalled. you can do this manually, by downloading the driver for it from the manufacturers website, or you can let windows do it automatically. To have windows reinstall the driver automatically. Right click on my computer and click properties, then click device manager, then find the listig for dvd/cd drives , and click it it expand it. Then right click on the dvd drive that isnt working properly, click uninstall.. Once it has uninstalled the dvd drive, then restart your computer, and the drive will reinstall automatically. this should clear up your issue.. If you have any further questions then feel free to reply to this thread.

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One of the advantages of owning an HP Pavilion includes playing your favorite DVDs conveniently at home or anywhere with your HP Pavilion laptop or notebook.
Whether you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista, your HP Pavilion may experience problems playing your DVDs.
For example, sometimes you may have a DVD movie skip while playing, which can happen frequently with a lot of DVD handling, such as with rental DVDs.
Perhaps your DVD player does not recognize the DVD and rejects it.
When you troubleshoot your HP Pavilion DVD player, you become more acquainted with your HP Pavilion, plus you can get back to movie-watching sooner.
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You can clean the DVD by wiping it from the center to the edge using a lint-free cloth and filtered water.
Avoid watching DVD movies while you have a virus system scan operating on your computer system.
Reschedule the virus scan to another time or disconnect the scan temporarily and then reconnect the scan when you have finished watching your movie.

Disconnect from the Internet while watching movies.
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Turn off your printer, scanners and other external devices connected to your HP Pavilion while you watch movies.
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Insert the DVD into the HP Pavilion DVD drive. Close any window that opens automatically.
Click "Start" and then "Computer."
Right-click on the DVD player icon and then choose "Explore."
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Check to make sure your player will play regular content if you continue to have issues with Blu-ray discs. It may be that the error is related to the drive, not the type of media.
Try a CD-ROM or a standard DVD to see if the disc responds.
If not, contact HP for a replacement or for drive-related troubleshooting.


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