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DVD-Rom's problem! Plz help!

One day, I was watching a movie on a DVD ( there are like 3 .avi files, and no autorun file) and everything was so normal. The day after when I found that my comp did not recognize the DVD-Rom as no icons (D:) showed in My Computer. I tried to look in the Device Manger and there was no DVD-Rom. I pushed the eject button and the disk wouldnt come out; no lights on DVD-Rom flashed either. I thought that was just a once-in-a-while problem so I restarted my comp. Well, I got my DVD-Rom icon back in My Computer, also in the Device Manager. That's good but only problem is that the DVD-Rom no longer can read any DVDs. I've tried couple of others DVDs but no good. First, I find that the DVD-Rom is Not Responding so I have to End Task in the Windows Task Manager. When I try to read the disk the second times, the DVD-Rom tell me to :" Please insert a disk into drive D:" I dont know what happened to my beloved DVD-Rom. Hope you guys can help!!! Any suggestions is warmly welcome!! Many thanks in advance!! My dvd rom was working fine until i recently installed a dvd writer. Now when i switch my Pc on the dvd rom(old one) does not respond, the light used to flash, but now its not even flashing. It happened in a space of 10 minutes. How do i sort this out. Please help i would really appreciate Thanks

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  • seadrop_roya Apr 19, 2009

    i have no icon in my computer of dvd rom and my pc did not answering when i put cd in it


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* please check dvd rom cable(ide cable) is connected properly

* check powerconnecter is connected tight
jumper settings:
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* set ur hdd as master

* dvd rom as slave in ide1

* set master to dvd writer in ide 2

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the good news is Daniusoft DVD Creator is great MP4 to DVD Converter which can burn MP4 video to DVD easily. In following paragraphs I will show you how to burn MP4 file to DVD disc with 3 simple steps.

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Decryptor (free program) try Google.
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****Note**** I only converted one VOB file as that's all there was for this particular movie. If you have more then one vob file you may need to try the dvd to avi when you rip. This is just a guide i worked out to compress dvd into the smallest possible file so you can get value out of a 512 card.

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so im guessing the average movie may be 4.5gig for example sved to 800MB
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Once you have located the vohb file you want to transfer open DVD Ripper and go to wizard icon. There you will see an icon of VOB to AVI button. Click it and then it wil ask to locate the file. Locate the file and click it. It will SCAN THE FILE (just wait till that finishes) a parameter box opens next and just click the arrow. It then askes for file compression - choose microsoft windows media and then click ok Then press the start button. It will now convert the vob into avi format. (there are also other opions ie;dvd to avi etc) I have only used the vob to avi for this test.

After DVD ripper has transferred the file it will save it to the same folder as the original movie was in eg: c:\africa\viteots. Open the file and you will now see an AVI icon containing the movie.

Make sure you PSP is on and in usb mode then open Image converter 2 and press on movie / add to list. For this example i click on c:drive the found the folder Africa and opened it and there was my converted AVI file. Click the file press ok and it will be transfered to your PSP for viewing pleasure.

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Good luck!



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