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My cd/dvd driver isnt working due to software problem says im missing the decoder for it

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It's not a decoder , it's a codec - a small piece of software that decodes multimedia files. You can either install a set of codecs or, much better, get another media player that already has them in it. One like http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ Install it and make it the default media player - accept the option during install.

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How to detect the availability of a DVD decoder upgrade loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If you previously clicked Upgrade Later when the upgrade page appeared in the Help and Support DVD Troubleshooter, a desktop shortcut was created. To upgrade your DVD decoder program, double-click the desktop shortcut. If no desktop shortcut exists, follow these steps to determine whether there is an upgrade available for your DVD decoder:
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After you run the dvdupgrd /detect command, any detected DVD decoders are listed with either a "yes" or "no" to indicate that there is or is not an upgrade available from the manufacturer for both Microsoft Windows 98/95 and Microsoft Windows 2000 versions of the software. uparrow.gifBack to the top How to upgrade your DVD decoder loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If an upgrade is available for your DVD decoder program:
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After you run the dvdupgrd /upgrade command, you will be directed to the manufacturer's Web site where the upgrade is located. Follow the instructions on the Web site to obtain and install the upgrade for your DVD decoder program. uparrow.gifBack to the top No upgrade is available or no DVD decoder is present loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If an upgrade does not exist or if there is no DVD decoder present, obtain and install a decoder that is compatible with Windows XP. For more information about decoder providers, please view any of the following third-party Web sites: ATI Technologies loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); http://ati.amd.com (http://ati.amd.com) CyberLink (PowerDVD) loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); http://www.cyberlink.com (http://www.cyberlink.com) InterVideo (WinDVD) loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); http://apps.corel.com/lp/ivi/index.html (http://apps.corel.com/lp/ivi/index.html) MediaMatics (DVMatics) loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); http://www.national.com (http://www.national.com) MGI Software (SoftDVD) loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); http://www.roxio.com/en/products/index.jhtml (http://www.roxio.com/en/products/index.jhtml) Ravisent (CineMaster) loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); http://www.sonic.com (http://www.sonic.com/) For more information about DVD playback support in Windows Media Player for Windows XP, and also links to third-party DVD Decoder Packs, please visit the following Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/plugins.aspx

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Step 1: Unplug any cables that are connected loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); a. Unplug any cables that are connected to the video outputs of the computer. b. Try to read the disc again. c. If you still experience problems with the disc, go to step 2.
Step 2: Update the DVD driver loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); a. Contact the manufacturer of the DVD Drive to obtain an updated driver for the DVD drive, and then follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install the driver. b. Try to read the disc again. c. If you still experience problems with the disc, go to step 3.
Step 3: Obtain a hardware-based DVD decoder or software-based DVD decoder loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); a. Contact the manufacturer of the DVD Drive to obtain a hardware-based DVD decoder or software-based DVD decoder, and then follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install the decoder.

Note Many video adapters help decode DVD discs. However, the video adapter may not fully decode a DVD movie. b. Try to read the disc again. c. If you still experience problems with the disc, make sure that the sound card in the computer is compatible with the DVD drive.

Note Hardware and software decoders usually need a sound card to play back DVD movies. d. Try to read the disc again. e. If you still experience problems with the disc, contact the manufacturer to obtain a new disc. .
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It sounds like your computer is missing a DVD decoder software.  Witout this little thing, the drive will not work.  Try getting a program like Win DVD or Cyberlink Power DVD they are very cheap, and work well.  If this does not work, try updating both the drivers and the firmware.  

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