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My very moody laptop

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Wet, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. Wet

    Wet Thread Starter

    Feb 18, 2013
    Sony Vaio NS VGN-NS25G
    Window Vista Home Premium
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz
    2.00 GB RAM
    Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family

    ...that's my laptop. We've been together for 3+ years now. And her personality?...
    - currently refuse to play this new movie DVD that I bought yesterday, the disc can't be detected
    - the DVD is not 'bad' or corrupted in any way since it plays normally in another computer
    - I've tried playing another DVD that I bought from the same store on my laptop, it worked
    - I have several other DVD's too from different stores, mostly of them, she plays(detected); some of them, she doesn't(can't be detected); and sometimes a certain of them, she plays today, and the next day she's not....moody enough?

    I've tried many ways to cheer her up, and obviously all of my efforts were utter failures. I've tried :
    - Playing in Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player, Media Player Classic
    - Deleting Upper and Lower Limits, reboot
    - Uninstalled drivers, reboot, reinstalled
    - Microsoft FixIt, reboot
    - Update drivers, scanned for hardware changes, reboot
    - Playing in Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player, Media Player Classic, again

    And, it's just me, but I was thinking if the problem was because of the type of discs inserted? Cause I noticed that when she's starting to get 'moody', the disc inserted was DVD9. I know nothing about DVD9 except that it's a dual layer. Her drive is DVD+RW/DL/RAM Drive(according to the stickers on her). Is it because her driver can't play DVD9? If yes, what can I do so that she can play them?
    Appreciate all the help that I can get, thank you.


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    Its either because its a dual layer type dvd that its just not recognizing or the cd/dvd drive has had it and the lasers in it have gone bad.im sure someone else will be by with more suggestions.
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    Mar 9, 2009
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