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your DVD player laser is probably...
old and weak. Will play some new (unscratched) retail DVDs ok but "homemade" are a weaker burn. Can you try a known good DVDrom drive from elsewhere? (first before you spend more $$).
Zero buck test.
Create a GEEXBOX boot CD from google.com, boot and see if the DVD plays.
Thanks for the posts, believe I need new DVD-ROM
What is a good DVD-ROM package that Win 98 will support. The Lite-on models I've seen at Wal-Mart and Radio Shack list only 2000 and XP as compatible. D
what they are referring to is...
The burning software that comes with unit.
Much of this "included" software is proprietary to that particular unit.
Maybe an email or call to the burning program mfg will get you an authorized download or CD to support W98se.
That's why Adaptec (Roxio) and Nero sell retail versions.
W98SE will recog the DVD drive,no problem.
Your old "burning" program may not work, may need to update the program driver database, if'n they let ya.
I've got access to a 2004 Compaq cd-writer/dvd-rom combo
Appears to be a dead on match to swap out with the old Hitachi. Do you think its worth a try. D
your current burning program may not work on the newer Compaq DVD-CD deal. You can't use the Compaq program because you can't get it and it will stop after seeing the wrong model PC. You can try seeing about "driver" updates for your current one.
www.download.com might have a generic burning program.
Not much worry about burning on this machine
I am mainly trying to put together a reliable system for grandkids to play dvd movies. The player off the Compaq is doing a good job with their Atari and pc games. Does anybody know what decoders work with Win 98. Don't find Power DVD 5 to download anymore and I don't think version 6 works on win 98.