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DVD's wont play now I have changed my pc configuration?

Q: DVD's wont play now I have changed my pc configuration?

My PC was configured as follows:

IDE 1 - Main HDD1 (Master) / DVD R/W (Slave)
IDE 2 - CD ROM (Master) / CD R/W (Slave)

Everything worked fine, I could play CD's DVD's etc..

I purchased a second HDD to increase storage capacity on my PC and so Changed my configuration to as follows:

IDE 1 - Main HDD1 (Master) / No Slave Fitted
IDE 2 - Secondary HDD (Master) / No Slave Fitted
PCI Ver. 2.3 Slot - Added an ULTRA 133 TX2 Controller Card (To allow upto 4 devices additional to be run)
IDE 3 - CD ROM (Master) / CD R/W (Slave)
IDE 4 - DVD R/W (Master) / No Slave Fitted

Since making these changes I can no longer play DVD's through windows media player 9. I get an error code C00D1163, which when investigated tells me that I now need to purchase DVD decoder software

Why should a change in configuration mean I need to buy more software?..

Any Ideas / fixes would be greatly appreciated...


I thought PC's were meant to be easy and make simpler!!

A: DVD's wont play now I have changed my pc configuration?

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A:Memory configuration has changed

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A:Boot Configuration Data Changed


I think you might have to wait until you get the Vista disk back.

That will just repair the boot configuration without any problem.

There are various boot disks HERE and the Ultimate Boot CD

but I`m not sure they would be much use.

There is a very good page HERE for dual booting XP/Vista

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How can I trouble shoot this issue?

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Thanks in advance!

A:Windows Defender Configuration has MALWARE!!

Try a Trendmicro free scan.

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hi techies ,
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my main question is whether i will be run it on my processor ???

i tried to play crysis on my laptop but it was hanging

and if there is a problem then please specify that what should be upgraded .

thx in advance

A:Can I play GTA San Andreas with this configuration?

I doubt the processor and graphics could handle a "desent" San Andreas...You could still run it though i'd say.

Graphics upgrade wouldn't hurt though.

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A:Plun&Play wont Plug&Play!

Do the usb ports work? Can you plug a mouse in and be recognized in one?

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A:Plug And Play Configuration Problem

Check the jumper on the HD and make sure it's set to master disk, and check your cables to make sure they are in the correct position. Check the pins to make certain nothing was bent in the reinstall. Jazz
Does HD require a driver?

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A:plug and play configuration error win98

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A:Plug and Play configuration error Windows XP

I'm hoping that I just misunderstood what you typed and you weren't connecting the monitor while the PC was powered ON. If not, lesson learned. Aside from Plug and Play hardware, don't connect/disconnect anything while the PC is powered ON.

With that said, try manually clearing the CMOS. If you need step by step instructions, they should be available on the Dell website.

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I posted this in "Hardware", which might be the wrong place, so here it is:

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I cannot download TSG SysInfo on a computer that won't boot.

A:Plug and Play configuration error Windows XP

the other forum is fine, and we dont like duplicates here - so closing this post

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Hello all,

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I've got a monitor/color problem. It's tinted green and it's dull. Could this be a symptom?

I'm pretty tech savvy but I don't know much about editing the BIOS.

Does anyone know if this can be fixed? I'm going to reformat the HD anyways. Do you think that will help?

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

A:Solved: Plug & Play Configuration Error


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Are you saving the changes..?

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  My System Specs
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Computer Type PC/Desktop
System Manufacturer/Model Number gigabyte
OS win 10
CPU i3
Motherboard gigabyre
Memory 8
Graphics Card 240

A:a-10cuba old windows 95 game wont play on windows 10 wont also dosbox

It appears you have a computer running the 64-bit version of Win10, those games from Win95 could be 16-bit or 32-bit, Win10 seldom does 16-bit.

Which version of DirectX is needed? Mine shows it has DirectX 12 support but also lists 10 and 9.1.

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Hello all, my name is Chris Lewis and I found this site through google. I seem to have the same problem at least one of your members has already had.

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thanks for the time
Chris Lewis

A:Solved: Shortcuts changed to .lnk and programs wont open.

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I have been incredibly stupid and changed the settings in my BIOS setup. What is even more stupid is I did this by making it "Load Optimal Defaults" so I dont actually know what has been changed.

As a result of this windows 7 now cannot start, it brings you to the error fixing part where it searches for errors, cant find any and offers you some more options including system restore. Ive done a system restore but that has also not fixed it. I have little idea how to fix this, windows 7 was working perfectly until I changed the BIOS, but not knowing what was changed means I cant change it back.

The BIOS version is: 4core1600twins-p35 p1.40

Any help would be immensely appreciated. Thank you very much!


A:Changed BIOS settings now Windows 7 wont start

Hi Rhodri and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

This should be quite easy to fix. All you need to do is to reset the BIOS to its defaults. Boot up and enter your BIOS. You are looking for an option to reset it to its defaults (this is NOT the same as Optimal Defaults). Alternatively, remove and replace the motherboard battery - this will cause all settings to be lost from the BIOS, so you need to make a note of your current settings on a piece of paper so that you can restore them afterwards. This will include the date and time. For details on how to do this, the location of the battery and whether or not there is a motherboard jumper that accomplishes the same thing, see your motherboard manual. Please ensure that your system is unplugged from the mains whilst you do this.

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Hi,I was convinced that I was compromised by a virus. My ewido anti-spyware said it found a Dialer.Generic but my Trend Micro Internet Security 2005 didnt find it nor did anything else I had find anything. So I decided to use a well trusted online virus scanner (wont mention who because what happened to me may be completely unrelated to using it & I dont want others to not use it fearing the same results). In order to use this online scanner I had to download & install it via Active X. I had completely setup my security to NOT download any Active X whatsoever, so I had to change my IE settings to allow the ActiveX installation. Well, the installation was completely successful & it did find & disinfect a few very low-risk infections which I knew about--but wasnt conserned with. So, I decided after reading a few other related topics, & the results from the online scan didnt find this Dialer.Generic, I wasnt so concerned about this dialer found by ewido. Besides, I dont use my modem since migrating to Satellite Broadband.I therefore decided to reboot my computer. Well all hell broke loose!! I couldnt reboot to my XP OS! Not even in Safe Mode!! Fortunately I have a dual OS boot system installed, so I booted to Windows 98 -- successfully. I went directly to Windows Explorer to check my XP OS drive only to find that the previously assigned drive letters on a few of my drives had been somehow reassigned!!! My XP OS drive let... Read more

A:Drive Letters Changed..wont Boot Windows Xp

You have to have Active X enabled and use IE to do Windows Updates.How have you been doing Windows Updates?You did not get a virus using any of the well known online av scans unless you mistyped the address in and wound up at a malicious site.How did you get to using J drive as a boot drive? Windows looks for C or the first drive on your computer?Are you trying to boot from a sata drive?Serial ATA in the Microsoft Operating System Environment

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Sadly I had to join here due to a problem with my 2 week old win 7 64 install.

I'm not sure what the trigger was but my C drive where my os is installed apparently took the drive letter of an external drive that I use for backup. It is now the X drive and I cannot boot. I do get the repair screen but cannot repair as there is no operating system to choose. Booting from windows disk makes no difference here.

My bios (uefi) can see the disk, I can also see it from the command prompt, Im at a loss what to do, any help is appreciated.

I believe this happened after an automatic windows update.

A:Drive letter randomly changed, OS wont boot

By the way, this is a newly built computer, clean install on a new hdd. Running fine for last 2 weeks.

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Hi, I wanted to change the icons for msn messenger on microsoft xp and when i changed it, all the icons for all the applications changed to the chosen icon.

I tried doing this :

right click desktop>properties>desktop>customize desktop....

however, this just made all the icons flash and return to the icon i chanegd the msn one to...

When i try to change them individually, the icon i am changing does the same thing, it flickers and stays the same.

Any idea how to change it to the default icons??

thanks in advanced, ishaan

p.s. i am sorry it is a bit n00bish

A:Application Icons changed - wont change back

Reinstalling it would probably do the trick, or you can try Tweak UI:

Install it > open it > on the left, click on Repair > on the right make sure Rebuild Icons is selected, and click on Repair Now (Note: this will repair "all" of your icons, not just meessenger)

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I just built a new HTPC, put Windows 8.1 on it, had RDP working fine for days. Even out of my house with port forwarding. Once I got everything where I wanted it, the last step was to change the port for security. I changed the registry Port Number (at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SYSTEM, CurrentControlSet, Control, Terminal Server, WinStations and RDP-Tcp), to a 5 digit number starting with 13 so its within the limits (also, I used to use the same port previously with Windows 7). Restarted and I could not connect. It did not work. So I tried putting it back to 3389 and its broken now too. I have a laptop on 8.1 also and changed it at the same time, now I have the same issues. I have tried everything I can think of. Check and even turned off the Firewall, used netstat -a and it seems to be listening on the correct port.
It seems to me there is something else at play here. Can anyone help me? This is at a bad time since I have leaving town for a few days and need access, I have to use VNC.
Help please.

FYI, I posted this exact same question here and have gone through some diagnostic steps to no avail:

A:Changed RDP listening port, not 3389 wont work

Any help here?

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I sure need your help on this! lol. I have a home built computer. It is about 6 years old.
The OS is XP Pro, 2 gig of Memory, 200gig WD hard drive, Asus P5AD2 Premium Motherboard. Here is my problem. I replaced the Power Supply that was in it. I replaced it with a Zalman Heatpipe Cooled 600 Watt Power Supply. All I did, is unplug the old PS, and remove it, then, put in the new one, replugged it, turned on my computer and it acts like
it is going to come up... the PS fan is running, a green led light on the motherboard is on, but nothing shows up on the monitor. The monitor power is on, and I have checked the monitor connection to the compter and it has a good connection. So, I thought maybe the new PS was defective or something, so I decided to just put the old power supply back in it, because it was running just fine before, I only wanted to replace it because it was kinda noisey and I wanted a quieter one. After putting the old Power Supply back in, I powered up the computer and it now is doing the exact same thing that the new Power Supply did. The computer lights and fans are all working but nothing is showing on the monitor. I checked to make sure that the cable and power hookup on the hard drive that has the OS on it is connected good, and it is. I am lost on what to do next. I hope someone here can help me please.
Thanks very much,

A:Solved: Changed Power Supply, now PC wont work

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Hello, my name is Brandon. I'm new to this forum. I'm having the exact same problems as another member named Chris. I tried to follow the instructions layed out in that thread but have encountered some problems. I believe that I've removed all the viruses from my computer but all of my shortcuts are still showing lnk extensions. I was able to run a full scan using adware plus.

The next step on the thread says to download the EXEFIX08.reg file and add it to the registry.

1). How do I "Rename the extension from TXT to REG and double click to add it to the registry"? I've tried but have been unsuccessful. When I download the file, it opens either as an html document or in wordpad. I'm not sure how to rename an extension in wordpad. Can you please explain how I can do this?

Also, I would appreciate some more clarification on this statement "Before doing this, run Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, View Tab and ensure that Hide Extensions of know file types is UNselected."

A:Solved: Shortcuts changed to .lnk and programs wont open.

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I have used spybot, lavasoft, and the immunized programs that were suggested. I am a computer science major but I Forgot how to remove changed amistration settings, such as I cannot install some programs. I have both logs, Hijackthis and the dds one, dds=main.txt, and hijack=extra.txt thank you. Also i tried to use avg but i keep getting an error saying that its configured wrong. plz help.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Administrator on 2008-05-16 01:29:58
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 447 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

-- HijackThis (run as Administrator.exe) ---------------------------------------

Unable to find log (file not found); running clone.
-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-05-16 01:33:40
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MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:Massive Trouble, administration changed, cannot remove spyware, and AVG wont run

please help me with this

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A:dvd wont play

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on my pioneer 109 writer or a sony dvd drive .It will play on a cheap standalone dvd player (pacific). It will not play on an LG dvd medium quality player . My son recorded a soccer game for me and its been a helluva job to see it! Q -- is there anything I can do to the LG or pioneer to see this ?

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UPDATE: when i use apple quick time it tells me that it cant play because it is not a video that quicktime can understand 

A:mp4 wont play

If only one will play, the other must be damaged.
To make sure, download VLC portable (Zip Package), unzip it and try to play the file with it...

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Hi, i have recently reinstalled windows xp and now im being faced with the problem that i cant play my dvd's!

I get the error message
Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a problem occurred with digital copyright protection

Someone said i needed to install a dvd decoder, so i got NVIDIA decoders off someone called mr sharebear johnson
I cant play any dvds i put in still so i dont know what to do!

more info..

O/S: windows xp pro sp2
WMP: 10
DVD PLAYER: lite-on dvdrw sohw-1693s

please help me as this is a big problem as i need my computer to play dvds to my classes!

A:Dvd's wont play!

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A:DVD/CD Rom wont play

Does the drive appear in My Computer? What about in the BIOS?

If either is a no then check the Jumper on the back of the drive. It seems like if its the only thing on the Data cable then it must be set as Master via the jumper. Also check the cable making sure the red stripe on the cable faces teh power plug on the drive.

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I have been having trouble getting some CDs to play on my PC. The discs work perfectly in my CD player, but I want to put the tracks on my MP3 player. When I try to play the CDs on my PC the music seems broken as if someone was repeatedly turning a radio on and off. To me it does not sound like the CDs are spinning inside the disc drive. I am starting to think it could be some sort of copy protection. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:CDs wont play.

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hi all,
so i got this movie today which i would like to burn to my hard drive,it plays ok on dvd player but when i try to play it on computer i get "windows cannot read from disk" and a bit about about wrong media and that is there anyway round this.thanks.

A:wont play dvd

You probably don't have the right codecs.

Try downloading K-lite Codec pack, then try to play the DVD again.

Best of luck,


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hey all,
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im run in window media player. thanks in advance...

A:dvd wont play

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A:dvd wont play

Have you checked to make sure the dvd has been finished? I think that what it's called at least. I know that if the burning process isn't finished with that last little step, it will play on the machine that burned it, but not on any other players. Oh, and checking the format of the video being burned on the dvd is always a possibility. Sometimes the videos get burned in some weird format that isn't really popular (could cause problems especially if it's one that isn't used very widely by a dvd player).

Hope that helps a little.

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Ok listen carfully to understand this stupid problem.I hope you figure this out.
I borrowed half-life from a friend (that no longer lives by me) and i installed the game.
After a couple days i gave the game pack to him.Well one day I was borred so I just clicked on Half-Life, and it worked!So i played it.Then a couple days later I saw Multiplayer
and clicked on it.It said you must update.It went to update thingy, no updates to update current version.(when i had diel up)Then i just played Single player.than a year later I moved to another state.I played half-life and did multiplayer.It did the same thing.No updates to updte to current version!?! So I stoped playing with it.I played starcraft for about a couple months.Than I did the same thingy with the update , to see if it worked.
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I luanch team-fortress multiplayer, than after about an hour i get bored and switch to the half-life server called Valve or somthing, hosted by [HQ]Zombie Guts.
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A:Cds wont play at all!

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Ive had BF2 for about a month. but about a week ago I kept getting kicked out of every game I went into as soon as the game started I would be kick and then a message would appear....

You have been disconnected by punkbuster. the reason follows
in English below.
Punkbuster kicked player 'Junkyard909' (for 0minutes)...
RESTICTION: Service communication failure:

Why did this all the sunden happen. It was working fine for a few weeks then this. what should I do.

A:BF2 wont let me play

Try to update punkbuster.

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A:Trying again DVD'S wont play

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Hi Guys sorry to be a pain .
The only videos that play on Windows Media Player 11 is MPG & MPEG.
AVi & WMV used to ,I think, when I had ver.9 but cant be sure when they stopped playing.All the files associations seem to be ticked

running XP SP2. Win.Media Player 11 (not beta).

A:WMV & AVI wont play.

Try re-installing your codecs
There should be some there, check it out.

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My daughter has a different problem -

tried to play a CD in computer and got this message - I have never had it before and have never had problems playing cd in computer. any ideas? (I have Win98)

There is no sound card
Error ID = 0x80040256, Remedy ID = 0x00000000
This error indicates that you either do not have a sound card or it is functioning incorrectly. If you do not have a sound card, you must install one to play this file. If you do have a sound card, refer to its documentation to troubleshoot the problem.


A:CD wont play

Okay, check for any IRQ conflicts. WIN98

First, do you know whether it has a sound card?

Right click My Computer > Properties > Device Manager Tab > click Properties on the next window that open > scroll down until you find the entry for the sound card. It should show if there's a conflict.

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I can play recordable DVDR in my player. but anything like a movie or commercial DVD, This message pops up at the bottom Dont know what to do?

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A:Help DVD's wont Play?

Try installing VLC Media Player. It seems to play anything and everything and it's free

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I used to be able to play just about every WMV file now files that I have viewed in the past will not play any more. The funny thing is that they play on my other PC.

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A:WMV wont play

Prehaps try updating your codecs:

Link to install pack

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Hi I have a DVD which we have made from an old cine film which had been transferred to a VHS video. The DVD will play on my Windows 7 laptop but it will not play on my friends Window Vista laptop. Also it will not play on a DVD player. Any ideas why it will not play? Thanks JenArt

A:DVD wont play

The first thing to check is that your hardware can play the DVD you have used to burn the film on.
ie: If it is a DVD+RW some will not play that.

The second thing to check insofar as relates to the computer, as against the DVD player, although the same principal regarding the type of DVD applies to that as well, is that you have the right codecs installed to play that DVD.

What are you using to play it - ie WMP or some other program.
Having assured yourself it is the CORRECT type of DVD write. If it is a matter of WMP and codecs you would receive a message to that effect.

If it is an issue with WMP TRY this. It is free and will play many formats that WMP rejects

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I take a lot of photos of my grandaughters which I like to burn to cd.This was fine with my old computer(with XP) but my new computer has Vista .If I put a cd which I have burnt a message comes up asking me to insert a cd.I can play music cds and other prerecorded cds like games.Is there something I can do as I have about 30 cds of photos I am no longer able to look at

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Hey guys
Ive been trying to play dvd’s on my laptop through windows media player but with no luck.
Ive got windows vista and previously I had FFDSHOW decoder installed.
When trying to play DVD’s I got the following message:
‘’Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings.’’
I did some research and found that seemingly it’s nothing to do with the colour settings but something to do with not having the correct codec.
I got pointed in the direction of a codec package called K-Lite.
I downloaded this today but when I try to play DVDs on medial player I still have the same problem and the same message is displayed.
Can anyone help out or advise on what im doing wrong?

A:WMP wont play DVD's

Try VLC media player, it usually works better than WMP.

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A:Cds that wont play

Just need a little information and then we can start to trouble shoot this problem.

1.) Is the CD a burned CD?
2.) Is the computer able to read the CD?
Goto "My Computer", Right Click on your CD-Rom and Select "Open". You should be able to see all the files on the music CD​3.) Is the CD Clean?

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Any help would be appreiciated as i've tried to put XP on my computer only to find out that it uses all of my memory and dosent have the modem drivers that i need so i'm stuck with 98 untill i win lotto or get some money from somewhere.

thanx David

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A:PLEASE HELP!! DVD / CD Wont play

What codecs are you using? If you have a x64 OS you will need to install both x32+x64 for everything to play right. I recommend ffdshow or shark codec pack

Ok maybe never mind. I just reread your Q and saw the cd part. so it may be a hardware prob.

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We are getting the above error randomly on some of the laptops we have deployed. The error comes right after you boot or when the windows 7 is left running. There are no special software running. The error in details is below.
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boot appplication: \windows\system32\winload.exe
change settings: 0x26000090
You must supply a bitlocker recovery key to start this system.
Confirm that the changes to the BCD settings are trusted.

If the changes are trusted then suspend and resume bitlocker. This will reset bitlocker to use the new BCD settings.
Otherwise restore the original BCD settings"
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Er.... what is the make an model of this modem?
A little history regarding your problem wouldn't hurt.

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My sound just recently stopped playing after i opened up my computer to blow some dust out and make sure the fans were working.I did this because the video card was overheating. Now no sound will play and everything is plugged in. It is possible that i moved something inside of it because it was working just fine before this.

Any response will be greatly appreciated

A:Help!! Sound wont play!

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.

Are you sure your speakers are fully attached? Plugged into the Green socket?

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Hi Tay, and welcome to TSG?

Assuming you are running some version of Windows, does the drive itself show up in "My Computer" but no disc is shown as being in it -or- don't you even see the optical drive listed?

Have you tried playing another Audio CD on the computer or tried the problem CD in another computer or CD player.

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Media Player Classic plays DVD's.

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A:Video Wont Play!!! Help

The easiest solution, is to go and buy the movies.

Techspot does not condone any form of piracy

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Just tried to play Shrek in the DVD player downstairs and also the DVD player in the TV and it wont play past the Main Menu screen. blank for about 5 minutes and then finally returns back to the Main Menu screen. It will also play all of the previews but when you select "play Movie" it goes back to the main screen.

A:DVD wont play in any DVD players

Is the DVD a factory copy or a burned copy? If it's a burned copy most likely all help or assistance will end here. If a factory disc proceed.....
Is the disc clean & free of scratches?
Have you tried the disc in another DVD player belonging to a friend? If you try a friend's player & it still doesn't play, the disc is most likely defective.

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My Dell laptop wont play any disk i insert into my laptop. At first it sounds like its working but then nothing happens.

A:Laptop wont play DVD

Can you please try the following?

1.) Click type the following in the search: "Troubleshooting". Click Troubleshooting in the results.

Now click programs in the window that appears. Under media player run the library troubleshooter. After that completes, run the settings troubleshooter. Then run the windows media player DVD troubleshooter.

2.) After those finish, Restart the PC. Now try to open windows media player.

Did that solve the issue?

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Hi all!! wonder if anyone can point me in the right direction! just purchased MOHPA from PCworld, Installs no probs, but when I try to play it flashes up a message saying my video card doesnt support directx 8.1.

Well, the computer is a year old Dell dimension 3000...have run a dxdiag which tells me that i have directx 9.0c installed. and have an intel 82865g graphics controller and chip type using an ialmnt5.dll driver!! all this means absolutely nothing to me!!

I'm a complete novice and just thought that you go in the shop, buy the game, and play it!!

If anyone can tell me what i need to do to get the game to play, I will be hugely thankful !


A:New game wont play!!

To play MOHPA you need a minimum 64MB 3D video card and 128MB card is recommended. If the intel graphics controller is onboard you will not have enough graphics power to play the game.

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i have the latest divx codec,and never had this problem before last week.the problem is that i can no longer play avi files in any of my players.with zoom player,i get the error message"unable to create filters for this file".windows media player 9 gives the error message"file type not supported",and divx player just freezes when i try it.up until a week ago they played just fine.anyone have an idea whats going on or how i correct this?thanks

A:avi files wont play

Try ffdshow codecs:

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i used Nero Express To burn these files, i used the VCD option to burn MPEG files onto these cd's.

but when i try to pay them on my DVD player they dont play, i only get the Nero title screen, and the DVD player does play VCD's, What could be the problem.

Also the the manual says all disc must be finilized in order to play so it may be the case that i didnt tick the "Finalize Disc" option in that case is there a way to insert the cd and smoe how "Finalize" it

this is the DVD player.

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I am an avid film editor and am using Pinnacle Version 8.12 under Windows XP Pro.

There is no problem burning DVD-R or DVD-RW and they are fine the first time they are played in a DVD player but subsequently they hang part way through and eventually do the same in the burner they were produced on.

I have been advised that early DVD players had very small processors and the high quality produced by editing programmes like Pinnacle overload the processors. Accordingly a new player was acquired - problem solved.

...for a time. 5 months away in New Zealand with a Toshiba Laptop taking DVDs to show around discovered they would not run right through on the laptop.

Back home in UK DVD player 18 months old stopped working so acquired dual DVD/VCR player. DVDs hung - got money back. Yet another DVD player acquired, no have three, self made DVDs hanging on brand new player.

All players, PC drives, and two laptops showing commercial DVDs no problem.

Are my non scratched clean DVD's de-grading?

Is there a compression system available at the production stage to make them compatible with the commercial product?

Do I give up and go back to VCR?

Somebody please Help!!!


A:DVDs that wont play

Are you using stick on labels? Also a Pinnacle user here (and Adobe Premiere too). I've had DVD's with labels that worked initially and quit working later. I've got some of them to work again by soaking off the label. Rumor has it that the heat softens the glue and that unbalances the spin of the DVD.

The other thing I might try is
a) another DVD burner.
b) write the Pinnacle to AVI and use other authoring software to make the DVD as a test.
d) another brand of DVD media. I only buy quality media these days. For all the time it takes to make one, you don't want to give someone a copy and have it not work.

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Yesterday, I was watching Lotr: The Fellowship of the Rings on my computer. I watch the first half of the move and it's awesome. Then I am prompted to put the second disk in to see the second half, so i put it in... and the second disk WILL NOT PLAY. I tried to use all the players i have (which are windows media player, interactual player, and intervideo windvd 7) over and over but either they crashed right away, played it choppy for 10 seconds then crashed, or froze. needless to say, i freaked out. Then i calmed down and i put the first disk back in, it worked fine. i tried a few other dvds (all of which i have watched on my laptop many times before) and arbitrarily some play great and some have the same results as my lotr second disk. i found this odd so i tried a few cds and all of them worked fine.

i also got this error a few times:

unable to initialize the update.dat

i recently updated:

java, adobe flash player plugin

my antivirus software recently detected and "deleted":


i tried:

a system restore, a disk defrag, and poking around some settings

i don't really know what to do. any advice would be appreciated.

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Hey guys i am running a pre release build of win 10

i bought a dash cam for work . it records to AVI - i have it set to record on 2 min loops. when i try to put it onto my desktop from the SD card and try to play i - it sayd it can because it is corrput - i can play some of the files but not all of them. i have tried codecs to make it work and that dosent help ?

any thoughts?

A:Dash Cam AVI wont play

Maybe the program is not compatible with the Pre-release of Windows 10.

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can anyone help me please.
my vlc media player doesnt give me any sound.
my windows media plays sound & all other aspects of my pc play sound but not vlc
i have tried reinstalling but the problem persists

A:vlc wont play audio

I'd suspect VLC doesn't have the proper audio codec, or there is some sort of codec conflict (very likely if you have installed any codec packs).

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