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by elliott44k / March 1, 2008 5:03 AM PST

Hi, I have a dell xps m140, and I had to replaced the original dvd burner drive. I replaced with a sony nec optiarc slim drive, and I am not able to watch and dvd movies. I have many programs ie: Windows Media Center Program, Cyberlink DVD, and none of these programs will let me watch the movie. The windows media center program says another program is already watching it, even when nothing else is running.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2008 6:14 AM PST

It's free and other works when all else fails. Without error messages "in quotes please" I'm at a bit of a loss here. There are BIG ISSUES with OEM software such as if your Cyberlink was "locked" to that old make drive. Sadly I don't find details in your post to call that out.


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Link to the new dvd drive
by elliott44k / March 1, 2008 12:58 PM PST
In reply to: Try VLC PLAYER
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That drive is an OEM drive. So it's likely the issue I note
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2008 9:24 PM PST

While it's nice you supplied a link your other words confirm what I thought. But you didn't reveal what Cyberlink version you had but it's likely the same old same old issue.

Fix? Buy the full retail version of a DVD player software.

In closing, There are no drivers for such a drive that are not native to Windows.


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by elliott44k / March 2, 2008 8:44 AM PST

Alright Thanks for the Help

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