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I have a laptop which is like only 6 months old but recently it will not play DVDs correctly...

It plays fine for the first 5 to 15 minutes, then it just freezes/pauses and PowerDVD or Windows Media Player stops responding. The drive makes clicking sounds and until I restart, the drive disappears from the computer's memory...

any ideas?

thanks SO MUCH in advance, I just bought a new DVD and I just want to be able to sit down and watch it...
 

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My Acer did the same thing when I used the included Acer Arcade software. Using other software fixed the issue. Google for Media Player Classic and give that a try.
 

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thanks...tried to run the DVD but can't find the directory. I'll restart, but I'll have a feeling this will work.
1. because it worked for you.
2. it looks to take up a lot less memory or whatever to run

I'll post back with my results later.
 

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here's what I tried last night and it happened to work...(dunno if it'll work again)

I put the DVD in the drive after everything was booted up, took it out and then put it back in. I played it for about 5 minutes and then shut down the media player, I then resumed and played it again and didn't have any problems from there on out...

weird. :4-dontkno
 

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quincyq03 said:
I have a laptop which is like only 6 months old but recently it will not play DVDs correctly...

It plays fine for the first 5 to 15 minutes, then it just freezes/pauses and PowerDVD or Windows Media Player stops responding. The drive makes clicking sounds and until I restart, the drive disappears from the computer's memory...

any ideas?

thanks SO MUCH in advance, I just bought a new DVD and I just want to be able to sit down and watch it...

Click Start.
Click Run.
The Run dialogue box appears.
Type devmgmt.msc in the run dialogue box and click OK.
Click on the plus sign next to DVD/CD ROM Drives.
Locate your DVD/CD ROM drive in the list of devices.
Verify the type of drive in your computer and that the type of media you are using is supported by the drive. Use the table below to determine the supported media types.
DVD+/-RW Read CD or DVD media, write DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, CD-R, CD-RW media.
CD-RW/DVD Combination Drive To read CD or DVD media, and write CD media.
DVD-ROM Drive To read CD or DVD media.
CD-RW Drive To read and write CD media.
CD-ROM DRIVE To read CD media.
 
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