You need to comb your Dell CDs to see if they provide a DVD player. There are license fees so no freebie for Windows.
I used spybot and it made me have to repartition my harddrive and reinstall XP. Now I can't play a dvd! It says I don't have a decoder, and I have to pay for a new one. I called Dell and they gave me a link to an update for my dvd drive, to no avail. I obviously had a dvd decoder before, it worked before I had to reinstall everything. Is there a dvd decoder for free for a toshiba dvd rom C2612? Has anyone else had this problem?