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Installing Dell Media Direct after XP is installed

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.

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Re: playing DVD's

VLC-player from is free, can be installed right now and plays DVD's. Seems easier to me than reinstalling XP.


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vlc install

Thanks for the suggestion. Installed this player and now my DVD's play.

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