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Old 07-04-2009, 08:29 AM   #1
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Default HELP!?! Problem with laptop's DVD drive

I'm trying to play a DVD on my new Toshiba laptop (only got it 2 weeks ago) and it just freezes every 3 minutes so I have to using control-alt-delete to forcibly close the program. It's just so incredibly frustrating. I tried using two different DVD player programs and both did the same thing.. then I thought it was the DVD's fault so I changed to another DVD and the same thing happened.

Can anyone offer any reasons as to why this have happened? Any help will be greatly appreciated lol.. I know like nothing about computers..

p.s. I'm using Windows Vista.. I duno if that's any help lol

Now the freaking DVD players wouldn't even play bits anymore, it just goes straight to freeze... ARGHHHHHHHHH
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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Could be the video codecs. But from the description, I'd agree that the DVD drive is in bad shape.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:10 AM   #3
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Oh my God I only bought this laptop two weeks ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGHHH.

Thx for the reply!
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either try to return it saying its has a deffective dvd drive, or maybe you dont have the right codecs,

http://cccp-project.net/ <what i use, along with...VLC player inplace of WMP
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I downloaded the thingies you said and it's working now, thank u!!
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I downloaded the thingies you said and it's working now, thank u!!
Yeah, most likely faulty codecs. You might also want to try to update your video drivers, that might give you an increase in performance as well.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:54 AM   #7
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