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Computer my computer wont reconize dvds they dont even come up in My Computer is there somthing i can buy or do to fix this Windows:XP Have:microsoft media player plays: only music cds

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    just bought gateway computer cant get any media or play cds what do I download on windows 8

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From what I have found, that system should come with a DVD-RW drive by default.

  1. Check device manager, see if the drive is detected by Windows as a DVD type drive.
  2. If the drive is ID'd as a DVD drive, but will not browse a DVD movie in MY COMPUTER then there is a failure of the DVD optics of the drive and it needs to be replaced.
  3. If you can browse a DVD, but not play one, then you most likely need a DVD codec installed to read DVDs. Search google for the K-Lite Codec pack.
  4. If you are trying to burn to DVD media, ensure you have a DVD buring software installed as XP has no native DVD burn capability.


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