1. A cd/dvd lens cleaner.
2. A new DVDRW drive.
Am running Vista on Samsung R20 laptop. The laptop came with PowerDVD Player installed.
Whilst I'm usually able to watch DVDs on this programme using my DVD/RW drive (E:); habitually, it returns the error 'no disk in drive E!'.
In the past I've been able to solve this by leaving it a couple of weeks; downloading a programme called 'VLC media player' seemed to do the trick once or twice - so I began to think it might be some sort of decoder problem, but didn't really know.
However, I've done both of these this time - rebooting, defragging etc. along the way - yet can't seem to solve the problem.
Hm, virtual memory was low, so recently increased paging file size, if that might have anything to do with it.
Can anybody help?