|Trying to repair my machine but I need help.|
Running Vista - no viruses, etc. Totally clean.
Dvd player will play game cd's/dvd's but when I put in a clean genuine dvd to watch such as "Lord of the Rings" the drive won't see the dvd or play it!
(drive set to region 2 - as are the dvd's I trying to play)
Vista/microsoft update tells me drivers are up to date but I checked with a separate driver check utility (driveragent) and it said the same.
It used to for the last year since I bought it, only now in the last 2 weeks, it won't at all play/see video dvd - but will still see/play cd/dvd games!
Have installed k-lite mega codec pack.
It will play dvd's if I burn them (using Nero/Ashampoo) but it won't play purchased dvd's on the drive.
The drives spins them for 5/10 seconds then goes dead, does nothing.
Explorer can't even see the dvd in the drive!
(even bought a head cleaner, ran it many times)
The drive will see/play everything else - game cd's/dvd's - music cd's - data cd's/dvd's
Just genuine film dvd's have problem with, no joy.
Very strange and only happened in the last few while...
The DVD's are ok because I checked them and they play in my laptop - but not the pc!
First time I am stumped!
Anyone know anything about this or can help?