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Dvd drive wont work??? or wont play?

My dvd player used to work on this laptop but when i did a system recovery to an earlier date now when i put a dvd in it says windows cannot play dvd because a compatible dvd decoder is not installed on this comp. but it used to work? what can i do? thanks Drew

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The decoding program was apparently lost during the restore. Follow the link bellow, it will take you to the decoding software download at IBM's support site. This should correct your problem, if not let me know.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-42309

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