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XP SP2; can't recognize DVDs

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by sy2, Jun 17, 2005.

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm having a bit of a problem here that I actually discovered while trying to help someone else out ;)

    I recently formatted and reinstalled XP and all of my programs and what-not. I've just now realized that I can't seem to play DVDs anymore on my computer. I pop a DVD in and nothing happens. I've watched the drive from Windows Explorer and it doesn't change from "CD Drive (G: )." If I actually try to click the drive it asks me to insert a CD into the drive and try again.

    I've tested this so far with US copies of Boondock Saints and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. The only media players that I have installed right now WMP 10 and Winamp. I just tried installing PowerDVD 6 but when I ran it nothing happened - the process popped up in Task Manager but nothing on screen.

    The two drives that I have are an ASUS CD-S400/A and PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-103 (taken directly from Device Manager). I'm trying to play the DVD's through the ASUS, which I believe is what I used before, but I've tried both without results. Computer is up to date and virus/adware free.

    Let me know if there's any more information that I can provide.

    EDIT: Oh yeah, here are the driver versions as reported in Device Manager:

    ASUS - 5.1.2535.0
    Pioneer - 5.1.2535.0 (is it weird that these are the same?)

    Both primary and secondary IDE Channels are set to DMA, also (y)
     
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