http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ is free, can be installed right now and plays DVD's. Seems easier to me than reinstalling XP.
I have a Vostro 1500 and had to install a new hard drive. I've already installed Windows XP then I discovered that my CD/DVD drive would not play movies. I have the Media Dircet software but do I need to reformat my hard drive? When I try to run the install it says "Hard drive has not been prepared for installation". Will I lose everything I have on it and have to start over again?
Thanks for your help.