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Help with laptop DVD-drive, is skipping all the movies!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by spleenmunch, Aug 16, 2004.

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  1. spleenmunch

    spleenmunch Thread Starter

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    Ok, I have a Toshiba DvD-rom SD-C2502 in my laptop and is skipping all the dvds I play, the skipping is ramdomly and sometimes it skips with audio. I load the disk and after 3 to 5 minutes it starts skipping all the time, and this is on every single movie I try to play. DMA is enabled so I guess that is not it. Is it a problem w/ the soundcard or the videocard configuration (I have an Ati radeon 7500)? I tried cleaning the lens and it didn't worked, I also loaded the movies to different programs like WMP, and WinDVD, but that didn't worked either. Can someone help me with this, I am extremely desperate, please help!
     
  2. romieb69

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    Has this always done this or is this something that has just recently started? Do you have DMA enabled on this drive? Check the properties of the drive in the device manager to find out. If it is not enabled, enable it. If it is enabled you just might have a bad drive. I know that Toshiba does not require any kind of special driver for windoze.
     
  3. Deathblow

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    I don't know if this will help, but I had a similar problem playing DVD's on my laptop, and changing the resolution actually fixed it.
     
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