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My DVD drive for some reason won't play DVD's anymore

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by duduc, Feb 25, 2013.

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  1. duduc

    duduc Thread Starter

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    Good day everyone

    I have windows 7 64bitOS

    My DVD drive for some reason won't play DVD's anymore.
    It does recognize and but it won't ope it.
    Once i click to open DVD i get message

    "This file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action.Please install program or create an association in the Default programs control panel.

    I really can't figure out what is going on. I did some Google research but no luck.

    Anyone knows what it could be?

    Thank you
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Try starting whatever software player you normally use to play DVDs and then see if can access and play the DVD. Are you trying to play commercially pressed video DVDs or burned discs?
     
  3. duduc

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    even original dvd's won't be played

    But strange that i see in my computer

    dvd drive the title of the dvd movie....

    And once i click on it i get message
     
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    What happens when you try to open the DVD from within your DVD player software?
     
  5. duduc

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    if i have my WMP open thn it will start to play,If i had it closed than it won't

    I did try to make auto play but no luck

    thank you
     
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    Just to make sure we are talking about the same thing ...

    Put a movie DVD in the optical drive

    In "My Computer" you should see the disc with the movie title as the disc name.

    Right click on the DVD and select "Open AutoPlay ..." to open the basic AutoPlay menu

    Click on "View more AutoPlay options in Control Panel" to open the AutoPlay Control Panel

    In the control panel make sure that "DVD Movie" and "Enhanced DVD move" both have "Play DVD movie in Windows Media Player" selected as the default operation.

    If your drive supports playing Blu-ray discs, make sure "Play DVD movie in Windows Media Player" is selected as the default operation as well.

    Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the advanced control panel.

    After all that, see if you can now have WMP start when you put in a DVD Movie.

    I am going to bed soon and will be checking back in the morning.
     
  7. duduc

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    Hi Chuck


    Sorry for slow reply


    I did what you told me but no changes :(

    I don't have blue ray
     
  8. cwwozniak

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    I'll try to check into other possible solutions on my Win 7 64 bit computer when I eventually get home tonight. May be a long, slow commute due to weather.
     
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    Thank you i really appreciate your time and effort.
     
  10. cwwozniak

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    I could not duplicate your problem on my computer running 64 Bit Windows 7 Home last night. A bit of Google searching suggests that you are not the only one having the problem. Here is one possible explanation of the problem and a way to resolve it:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/233121-autoplay-not-working-windows-7-64-bit.html

    Hopefully some other members here may offer additional solution suggestions.

    EDIT: Ooops. The previous link was for autoplay problems and not your, "This file does not have a program associated with it ..." error message. Here is a link to a possible quick solution:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...-able-to/7186f5d5-c9f9-4368-9e7a-e1047c7901d8
     
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