Dvd makes laptop crash

  dobbin 11:47 08 Jan 07

Dvd makes laptop crash

Whenever I try to play a dvd it makes my computer crash. At first it stated that there was no dvd decoder so I downloaded 'sonic cineplayer' and tried again and the screen went black and the computer hung. I then tried VLC Media player which managed the opening sequence before the computer hung and then Real Player which also made it hang.

I have tried reducing the screen resolution and also the colour quality but this has had no effect.

I downloaded a new driver for the DVD-Rom [Toshiba SD-R2512]. The DVD's all work on other computers so are not faulty and this Laptop runs windows xp sp2 and has a mobile Athlon xp 2600+ processor.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can try next?

  Technotiger 11:52 08 Jan 07

Hi, does this happen with all dvd's or just a particular dvd? If it happens with all, then it looks as if the DVD Rom might be faulty. If that is the case, try a Cleaning disc in the drive, might simply be a dirty lens.

  dobbin 12:14 08 Jan 07

It happens with all dvd's although cd's play ok. I will pop out at lunchtime and buy a cleaning disc and see if this solves the problem.

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