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DVD Playing Problem - Help Please

by -jannica- / March 16, 2005 1:24 AM PST

Hi, I am new to this forum and was wondering if somebody could help suggest some solutions to my problem.

I have recently been unable to play any DVD's on my computer (windows XP). When I insert the dvd into the drive, the light turns on, and then nothing happens. It's like it's trying to read the DVD, but then a message comes up saying "Please insert DVD into D:" I've tried using different software players and have downloaded all necessary updates on my computer.

Where it gets even more frustrating is that I CAN play CD's and video games that are on disc from my D: drive with no problem.

Any help for me would be really really appreciated!
Thanks : )

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My first test is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 1:34 AM PST

To see if the hardware works. I use GEEXBOX from and with this 6.5 Megabyte bootable CD I can test to see if the hardware is capable of DVD playback...

Do that test first.


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thanks bob
by -jannica- / March 16, 2005 2:34 AM PST
In reply to: My first test is...

Thank you Bob! I Will give it a shot!

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same problem
by Willow7882 / March 16, 2005 6:53 AM PST

I'm also having the exact same problem with my DVD's on my computer, and I also have Windows XP. If you could, please tell me how the GEEXBOX worked out for you. Thanks.

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May want to look at this thread while you wait......
by Jwd1savh / March 16, 2005 10:05 AM PST
In reply to: same problem
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Geexbox solution?
by -jannica- / March 16, 2005 1:11 PM PST
In reply to: same problem

Unless I downladed the wrong thing, GEEXBOX didn't do anything for my problem. Will let you know how when I find out though..thx ; )

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If GEEXBOX doesn't play DVDs, then you found your issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 8:44 PM PST
In reply to: Geexbox solution?

GEEXBOX is a standalone boot and play DVD solution.

If it doesn't play DVDs on your hardware, then it's too likely your hardware is in need of repair.


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after installing
by Oil_Tan / March 16, 2005 7:48 AM PST

bit torrent today. Ulead DVD player had to be directed to the drive the disc was in. Looking in wrong drive apparently.

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