Dvd drive hangs when trying to play dvds

  jaritch 16:09 28 Jan 06

My son's packard bell pc running windows xp will not play DVD's. No matter what I try to use, WMP or Home Cinema the program just stop's responding and hangs the computer. I did change the graphics card a month or so back as it had built in graphics which were useless.

I don't know whether he has tried to play a dvd since then or if this was the first time. It certainly did work prior to that. I don't know if this is the problem. His games still play okay and they are DVD.

graphics card is now NVidia geforce 6200 128 ddr

  citadel 16:49 28 Jan 06

have you tried windvd or power dvd to play dvds. You can download a trial of windvd7 gold.

  john-232317 17:11 28 Jan 06

Did you disable the onboard graphics card ?

  jaritch 17:52 28 Jan 06


haven't tried those, but I think the "Home Cinema" package is the same company as Power DVD. The fact that it did work before on both WMP and the "Home Cinema" package suggests to me it's not the software.

Yes the onboard graphics card is disabled.

any other suggestions folks

  jaritch 00:55 29 Jan 06


  ashdav 01:29 29 Jan 06

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