Windows 10 forum

Question

Corel Win DVD will not run

by neednethelp / January 25, 2016 9:22 AM PST

Any way to learn why Corel Win DVD refuses to start under Windows 10? Compatibility mode doesn't help. Uninstalling and reinstalling doesn't help. Running CCleaner on the registry doesn't help. Switching from HDMI to DVI doesn't help. Running as administrator doesn't help.

There's nothing in the knowledgebase or online forum.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Corel Win DVD will not run
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Corel Win DVD will not run
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Clarification Request
Autorunning media is dead now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2016 9:33 AM PST

As it became a preferred method to infect PCs that's over with.

Does the DVD show in Windows Explorer and what do you see in the top folder of the DVD?

Collapse -
Still won't run
by neednethelp / January 25, 2016 10:24 PM PST

Discs' files are shown in Windows Explorer. Doesn't matter what kind of disc is in the drive, program will not start.

Collapse -
What is this about the kind of disc?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2016 11:52 PM PST
In reply to: Still won't run

DVD-R DVD+R? Tell what you mean.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Re: Corel WinDVD
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 26, 2016 12:18 AM PST
http://nl.pcmag.com/corel-windvd-pro-11?specs is a link from 2011 that says it's compatible with XP, Vista and 7 (the latest version of Windows then).

- What version do you have?
- Where are the specs of that version?
- It's a paid program. What does their support say?
- What's the history? Something like: I migrated to Windows 10 in August, the program ran fine until yesterday, and now suddenly it doesn't? Or anything else?
- Any error message if you run it from Windows Explorer?
- Any error message if you run it from command prompt?

Kees
Collapse -
Answer
Is your problem
by orlbuckeye / January 26, 2016 4:38 AM PST

the auto start to do the install doesn't work? If you can see the file just run the setup manually.

Collapse -
Still won't run
by neednethelp / January 26, 2016 6:59 AM PST
In reply to: Is your problem

To clarify: Win DVD will not start at all. Whether there's a DVD, Blu-ray or CD in the drive or no disc at all in the drive, the program will not start. There's no error message, nothing happens.

Collapse -
Have you try download the newest version or...
by Oldartq / January 26, 2016 8:41 AM PST
In reply to: Still won't run

maybe a different player like VLC media player?

Collapse -
Still won't run
by neednethelp / January 26, 2016 8:43 PM PST

I tried installing the newest version, and the program still will not run.

It's looking unsolvable.

Collapse -
What is "the newest version"?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2016 9:12 PM PST
In reply to: Still won't run
Collapse -
This worked
by carpediemvf / November 3, 2016 9:28 PM PDT

I had the same issue and I installed that patch released in june and it works for windows 10. Your link fixed the problem. Thank you very much. I patched WinDVD 11 Pro.

Collapse -
My Corel WinDVD wont run On Win 7 home premium
by aikenwaisu / November 3, 2016 11:26 PM PDT
In reply to: This worked

My Corel WinDVD may not run On Win 7 home top rate and i have executed a machine repair two times. what is going on?

Collapse -
That's why I suggest give VLC a try.
by Oldartq / January 26, 2016 10:52 PM PST
In reply to: Still won't run
Collapse -
Ok, you are right.
by Oldartq / January 26, 2016 11:52 PM PST
In reply to: Still won't run

It is unsolvable. So use VLC instead.

The installation of winDVD did went without a hitch but it would not run. weird.

Collapse -
Re: unsolvable
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 26, 2016 11:53 PM PST
In reply to: Still won't run

You didn't yet answer 3 of my questions:
- It's a paid program. What does their support say?
- What's the history? Something like: I migrated to Windows 10 in August, the program ran fine until yesterday, and now suddenly it doesn't? Or anything else?
- Any error message if you run it from command prompt?

Kees

Collapse -
Still won't run
by neednethelp / January 27, 2016 7:36 AM PST
In reply to: Re: unsolvable

Corel support directed me to a new build. Still doesn't work.

Program stopped running in the last week, around the time I started using a ASUS VS239 H-P monitor. Both monitor and the EVGA GTX 750 Ti Superclocked video card to which it's attached are HDCP compliant, and the combination is okay.

The program will not run from the command prompt. There have never been any error messages.

The program will not run as administrator.

It should be noted that WinDVD has a history of unexplained failures.

Collapse -
Maybe ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 27, 2016 10:56 AM PST
In reply to: Still won't run

the program doesn't like the (new?) videocard or the settings for the new monitor. What happens if you go back (as an experiment!) to the old monitor and its settings (and the old card?)..

Kees

Collapse -
Kees, something is really strange going on here.
by Oldartq / January 27, 2016 4:55 PM PST
In reply to: Maybe ...

Because of this post, I went and downloaded and installed windvd pro11 on my computer just to see ...and you know what? It won't run. Just for the fun of it, maybe I'll install it in another computer later on.

Collapse -
It's a growing mystery
by neednethelp / January 28, 2016 12:22 AM PST

If you check the history of Win DVD, there are many examples of the program failing to start. Apparently no one knows what needs to be in place for the software to start, or what stops it from running. Solving these problems appears beyond anyone's ability.

Collapse -
Answer
Ok, I think I got the solution.
by Oldartq / January 28, 2016 11:49 AM PST

This was done on 2 system so I think it the solution. Don't ask me to explain because I don't know but here's what I did; I am talking about installing on win10 system here. First I install windvd8 (that's what I got), it will not launch as you already know. I reboot my computer and install windvd Pro11 (make sure the previous version of windvd still installed in your system). Now the newer version of windvd should launch, maybe a bit slow for my liking but it will run. Have fun.

Collapse -
An unlikely solution
by neednethelp / February 1, 2016 3:56 PM PST

I finally discovered the source of the problem.

A program called IObit Malware Fighter was blocking the ivregmr file that Win DVD needs to read to start. When I uninstalled IObit Malware Fighter, the problem went away.

Collapse -
IObit is snake oil...
by Dafydd Forum moderator / February 1, 2016 4:10 PM PST
In reply to: An unlikely solution

and should be well steered clear of.
Dafydd.

Typo edit by moderator.

Post was last edited on February 1, 2016 4:12 PM PST

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?