dvd player on windows XP

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I am new using a computer and not very smart as for as knowing much about it. How can I tell if I have a DVD player on my computer?
Where do I go to see what is on my computer? I have a HP Compaq computer using Windows XP, and I know there is a Cd player and another Cd write that shows multi load on the front of it. Please advise.
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Try clicking Start then My Computer look at the Icon for your CD drive and see what it says about it
 
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You can also put a DVD in the drive, and see if XP either runs the movie you have on it, or prompts you on what to do (open explorer to view files, etc...)

If nothing happens, then it may just be a CD drive.
 
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Go to www.belarc.com. Download, install and run this small free program. It will list everything on you computer, including license numbers. I print this off and keep it for reference.
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I've never seen a DVD player without the Letters "DVD" on the front.
 
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I have, in a sony laptop. There is no writing on it what so ever. In fact it does not even have an eject button! It took me hours just figuring out how to open the thing!
That said, normally they do say DVD.
 
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I have, in a sony laptop. There is no writing on it what so ever. In fact it does not even have an eject button! It took me hours just figuring out how to open the thing!
That said, normally they do say DVD.
That must have been done by the same guy who decided that black lettering on a black background was a good idea for electronic components.
 
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