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My DVD-ROM DRN8060B drive does not play properly. When I play a DVD, the video is choppy. Is this because the hardware is dying?

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Nope..memory allocation issues...

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Choppy Video? What do you mean choppy video? Is the video starting and stopping rather than playing continuous? If so, either you need more memory or the site you are watching the video from is slow. Also sometimes you line speed on the computer might be slow if you are watching the video online.

How does the video play if you played a DvD in your computer? If it plays the DvD without stalling, then your problem is more than like the site you are watching or the line speed as you stream the video.

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Try the following:

1. Go to the Dell.com support site and be sure you have the latest updates for your computer's operating system and the DVD drive, especially the DVD drive's drivers BIOS.

2. Make sure you have the software to play the movie, like Sonic, Windows Media Player, Power DVD, Quicktime, etc. and be sure they are the latest versions.

3. Depending on the movie format, not all DVD drives will play all DVDs. The most common discs are DVD-R and DVD+R and file types like *.avi, *.mpeg, *.mp4, *.mov and then commercial formats. Also try the movie in another machine or DVD player and see what happens.

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RIGHT CLICK ON MY COMPUTER SELECT PROPERTIES SELECT HARDWARE TAB SELECT DEVICE MANAGER DOUBLE CLICK ON DVD/CD ROM DRIVES DOUBLE CLICK ON YOUR DVD DRIVER CHECK IT IS WORKING PROPERLY IF COMPUTER INDICATES IT WORKS PROPERLY YOU CAN DO THIS:
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  2. Right-click your device, and then click Properties.
  3. On the General tab, read the Device status message.
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  • To open Device Manager, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
If Device status reports a problem with your device, click the Troubleshoot button under Device Status for suggestions on how to solve the problem.
If your device is not listed in Device Manager, it is not recognized by your computer. You need to install a new device driver manually.
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  1. Close any open programs.
  2. Start the shortcutcold.gifAdd Hardware Wizard.
  3. Click Next, and wait for Windows to search for Plug and Play hardware. Most newer hardware is Plug and Play, so you will rarely need to go beyond this step.
  4. If no Plug and Play hardware is found, a list of hardware types appears. Click Add a new hardware device, and then click Next.
  5. Click Install the hardware that I manually select from a list, and then click Next.
  6. In the Common hardware types list, click the appropriate hardware category, and then click Next.
  7. In the Manufacturers list, click the manufacturer of your hardware, and then in the Models list, click the model name.

    Or, click Have Disk if you have an updated or third-party driver to install for your hardware.
  8. Click Next, and then follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
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  • To open the Add Hardware Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware. Under See Also, click Add Hardware.

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I have a dell dimension 3000 desktop and the sound from the cd/dvd rom drive is distorted or choppy when i play a dvd rom or a cd


hi go to start, settings, control panel, click on sound and audio devices. on the volume tab locate properties and click on it. now another box will appear look for cd volume and adujst it whist playing a cd until the sound is less distorted. please rate me if this solves you problem.

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Oops... Man sad but True, it isn't a DVD ROM, if it says CD-RW.
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Playing DVD's requires a bit of constant transfer from the drive to the controller and from the controller to the RAM. First thing I would try is disabling background programs. One very likely culprit is if you have anti-virus software that is running a scan in the background.

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