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Hello.

I used to have windows ME running on my computer. I have an internal CD-DVD Rom drive and I had the ability to put in dvds into the drive and play them on my computer.

I then upgraded to windows XP (I reformatted entirely) and now my CD-DVD Rom drive can't play DVD's anymore. I have installed about 4-5 dvd player programs (from the dvds themselves or from the internet). I can still use the CD-DVD Rom drive to access normal CDs or play music from music cds. The problem is that the DVD's load and even let me install the programs but when it comes time to play the DVDs (I can even select PLAY from the menu), it just doesn't work.

I shall increase point value later, depending on how fast or accurately people answer my question (running low on points currently). Thanks

-lj8866
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Shaman66 earned 80 total points
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If you don't have a hardware decoder card, then you must use a player that is also a software decoder to play DVDs -the apps that come on the DVD generally are not decoders.  Here is a link to a popular decoder/player that should do the trick:

http://www.orionstudios.com/

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Did you tried PowerDVD ? It's valuable and works with any drive...
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