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I have an XP Compaq Presario SR1950NX AMD 64 desktop computer. I am noticing as of late that each time I try to run a dvd like a fitness dvd or a dvd movie the audio quality is HORRIBLE. I originally thought my speakers were shot and changed them 2xs this did not improve. I then tried the sound quality on audio cds and it was perfect. I need to use my fitness dvds with better quality what can I do? I do not want to use them in the tv since there is no tv where I am working out. Help!
Right click on My Computer, choose Properties, Hardware Tab, Device Manager. Expand the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, choose Secondary IDE Channel (Double Click) Advanced Settings. Current transfer mode should be highest level of DMA (if it is PIO mode that is likely your problem).
If it is PIO mode, click the driver tab and make sure the driver provider is Microsoft. If not, make sure you have the driver available. If the provider is Microsoft close out of the Secondary IDE Channel Properties window, right click on the Secondary IDE Channel in Device Manager, and choose uninstall.
Reboot the computer, then open device manager again, highlight IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, right click and choose Scan for Hardware Changes. It will find the Secondary IDE Channel and reinstall it. The transfer mode should be DMA. Your CD/DVD will play like normal.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
Bigbiggs is right about the drive probably being faulty. You can pick up a new one for around 30, from microdirect
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
As a test, play the DVD in a standard tv type dvd player. Since the CD's sound good in your player, the sound card and speaker system as the problem is ruled out. I would suggest that U may have a problem with the DVD player in the PC. Replace with a better or have checked out and repaired/replaced by wherever U bought the Compaq.
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