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DVD-ROM Problems (02-18)

by neisseria_king16 / February 18, 2005 5:19 AM PST

I formated my desktop computer, to go the original Windows XP home edition set-up, and now my DVD-rom, which I added after I purchased it, does not work anymore. I try to play a DVD,and the computer frezzes up. Can anyone help me with this problem?

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Formatting and reinstalling is not enough....
by Michael Geist / February 18, 2005 7:14 AM PST

when the cd used is other then a restore cd from the PCs makers. Motherboard drivers, LAN, Modem and other software needs to be installed before XP works nicely.

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So what do I need to do ...
by neisseria_king16 / February 18, 2005 10:50 PM PST

So what exactly do I need to do in order for my DVD-ROM to work properly again?

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Also...
by neisseria_king16 / February 18, 2005 11:00 PM PST

I don't know if this is unusual, but it reads the DVDs and CDs, but it doesn't play the DVDs. As I said, the computer freezes up, and says the Winodows Media Player is not responding. Do I need to buy a new Power DVD or something of that nature, since the the DVD-ROM did not come with the computer. I am really frusturated by this, and I have no idea what to do!

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CDVD & CDROM Rewriteable
by mlc26 / February 23, 2005 1:31 AM PST
In reply to: Also...

I'm having the same problem but with original equiptment. If you find the answer could you please email me at mlc26@alltel.net. Thanks Mary

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