|I decided I wanted to rewatch my Charmed DVDs the other day. I watched the first disk without issue, and then most of the second disk without issue, but I had to stop half way through the last episode because of real life. I reinserted the disk later, and the drive made a series of weird noises, and utterly failed to play the DVD. I tried again; same result.|
I tested it with an Harry Potter Audio Book CD, and it worked fine. I tested it with my Avengers DVD, and that worked fine. I put in the third Charmed disk, and THAT worked fine. I thought the problem was solved, and happily watched my way through that disk, thinking maybe the problem had just been with disk two. Then I tried to watch disk four, and had exactly the same problem as I'd had with disk two.
I tried the Avengers DVD again, just in case it wasn't playing -any- DVDs, but it worked fine. I restarted my laptop, and tried again with Charmed disk four. Same problem.
I know it is not the disk, because the disk works just fine on my friend's computer, and I know it is not the DVD drive alone, since it's perfectly happy to play Avengers or Harry Potter. I just don't understand why my DVD drive is having such a problem with only these -specific- DVDs, when less than a week ago, it was fine playing them.