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Offline wolfter

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DVD drive
« on: November 14, 2012, 02:54:51 PM »
OK all, I'm ready to throw my laptop out the window.  I bought this thing last year and it recently went out of warranty.  Surprise, the hard drive went bad.  I bought a new one and got everything loaded and working.....except the DVD player.

The disk drive itself is working as I loaded Norton, panasonic viewer and a few other thing from that drive.  But when I load videos, I hear it attempting to play but it does nothing.  I don't get an error message or anything.  Not even the one that asks what program to use to play the video.

Is it possible that portion of the reader went bad?  Is there a way to test it?  Is there a setting that might need changed?  I was able to play DVD's before the hard drive crashed.  It's all just driving me crazy and google isn't helping.

Thanks,
Wolfie
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: DVD drive
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 03:12:21 PM »
.  It's all just driving me crazy and google isn't helping.

Thanks,
Wolfie

You say this is the new Computer? Cant you just call the Manufacturers Helpline, or just take it back?

Oh, n/m, In re-reading it seems it's the hard drive that is new, not the computer. hmm, sorry wished I could help.

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Offline Growler

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Re: DVD drive
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 04:51:21 PM »
A new hard drive means new install of windows? Might need to reset default player for DVDs
http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows-vista/Change-which-programs-Windows-uses-by-default

Ok then some flavours of windows dont have a dvd player installed. You need the right software which I use is k lite video codex (Standard version). Link to download
http://www.free-codecs.com/k_lite_codec_pack_download.htm

Cheers
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Offline Common_ground

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Re: DVD drive
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 05:17:44 PM »
Try the VLC player. Plays everything, never any problems with codecs, easy to understand and runs very lite without wasting too much RAM and memory.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: DVD drive
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2012, 05:36:41 PM »
I highly recommend spraying this onto the problem area. It breaks hexes and spells that may have been placed on you by someone. Plus at $4.50 it's a relative bargain.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline wolfter

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Re: DVD drive
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2012, 06:44:02 PM »
How sweet is this, I was checking on replacement drives on Staples.com and when I came here, the ads are from Staples.  Love being tracked.

Anyways, I still can't play DVD movies.  I can play music CDs and videos that I've taken.  Don't understand but am tired of dealing with it.  I don't watch movies anyways so I guess I'll let it drop.  I just hate having something that is functioning correctly.

I've got all my setting set to prompt me for what action to take.  DVD's are the only ones that I don't get the prompt and when I explore my D drive, it doesn't even show there's a disc in there.
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: DVD drive
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2012, 07:04:49 PM »
How sweet is this, I was checking on replacement drives on Staples.com and when I came here, the ads are from Staples.  Love being tracked.

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« Last Edit: November 14, 2012, 07:08:54 PM by WillyWump »
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Offline leatherman

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Re: DVD drive
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2012, 10:41:32 PM »
in "my computer" does it show your drive as a CD drive or a DVD drive?

it sounds like perhaps when you replaced the hard drive, the new install of windows did not see your drive as a DVD and you probably don't have the proper drivers installed to run it as a DVD player (it defaulted to a CD drive). If it only shows as a CD, then you'll need to:

shut off windows, remove the dvd drive,
restart windows, shut it down again,
then re-install the DVD player, restart windows

and hope it reads the player properly this time and installs the drivers. ;)
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: DVD drive
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2012, 11:06:53 PM »
If you take it in some place to be fixed, make sure you delete anything you don't want them to see.  Don't do what I did.  My computer crashed and I did a reinstall.  I thought I backed up all the old files.  However, I could not recover all my pics.  After the computer was working again and before taking it in, I had saved some naughty pix.  I deleted them, before taking my laptop in.  However, I forgot about the trash bin. 

Off I went to try and recover my photos of the family and vacations.  When the guy searched for all pix, it pulled up all those filthy pix I thought I got rid of.  It pulled one up full screen.  He laughed and said this happens all the time.  Then, he offered to make a house visit for free to fix my hard drive.     

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: DVD drive
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2012, 11:55:26 PM »
Years ago in the mid-90's I took a VCR in for repairs because a tape got stuck in it. The title was Horse Hung Hispanics Vol. 4.
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: DVD drive
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 01:35:08 AM »


and hope it reads the player properly this time and installs the drivers. ;)


Just to add  to this... You may have to manually check for driver updates.  To do this, Click START> in the search box type DEVICE MANAGER, >  When you see device manager ( in the results) click on it. Locate you DVD/ CD ROM/ and click on that.  Another window should open , one of the tabs will be listed as DRIVER.  Click that DRIVER tab, and choose "UPDATE DRIVER.

If your drivers for the DVD CD/ROM are up to date, it will let you know that, if not, it will download the latest drivers for that device.

Oh I forgot, you will be given two options to check for drivers:

1, Check your computer for drivers

2:  Check online for the latest drivers. (I usually check online )

Ray
« Last Edit: November 15, 2012, 01:40:17 AM by J.R.E. »
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Offline wolfter

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Re: DVD drive
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2012, 11:26:08 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions.  I'm convinced the drive itself is bad.  I'll just purchase an external DVD drive and be done with it.

Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline intaglio

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Re: DVD drive
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2012, 09:05:42 AM »
Your BIOS settings may have decided you've installed a CD-ROM drive, not a DVD drive. Check there before you chuck it.

With the install of your OS onto the new HD, you might not have installed the proper software to be able to view DVD's. Of course, Windows Media Player should have recognized the DVD and played it.

I bet you have some unique drivers for your laptop that have to be reloaded. This would depend on whether you were able to totally reset your laptop to factory conditions when you replaced your HD or whether you just installed Windows and were done with it.
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Offline wolfter

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Re: DVD drive
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2012, 01:44:42 PM »
The entire drive was bad from day 1.  I immediately burnt the recovery discs when I purchased this unit new.  When I bought the new hard drive and tried to install from the discs, there wasn't anything there.  Of course I didn't know this as you don't need the discs until you have an issue.  I had to purchase them from Toshiba.  All of my back up discs also were useless as nothing burnt correctly to the discs.

I was fortunate that my old hard drive didn't completely crash and I was able to reinstall it and back up everything to a flash drive. 
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

 


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