DVD drive not working properly..

Discussion in 'Hardware Q&A' started by windchimes, Jul 3, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. windchimes

    windchimes Can you hear it..??

    Joined:
    May 21, 2005
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    In my own corner of my room
    Hi,

    I 've got a SONY DVD ROM, just 2months old...the problem is that many dvd's getstuck while playing....some get stuck at diff parts of the same movie wen i try it several times....it works well in other SONY DVD ROM's .But some dvd's work fine ....n there is no problem with mag dvd's like that of digit's... my s/m config is P3 1GHz, 256mb RAM....i use WIN XP ;what wud be the reason...??? ny idea...??? I've went for the 'Best Performance' settings in WINXP.

    regards
    Windchimes
     
  2. samrulez

    samrulez New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,334
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Which software are u using for watching movies??Try leaning the lense......are the DVDs in good condition??
     
  3. Rollercoaster

    Rollercoaster -The BlacKCoaT Operative-

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2005
    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Dehradun, India
    The problem is most prob due to DMA disabled
     
  4. OP
    OP
    windchimes

    windchimes Can you hear it..??

    Joined:
    May 21, 2005
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    In my own corner of my room
    hi,

    I've enabled DMA.....n also the s/w's i use include WINDVD or Media Player classic comin alng with K-Lite codec pack or Win Media Playr 10.....
    what wud b the problem...?? n as far as cleaning is a soln... i told u itz just 2 months old...hardly used.....

    regards
    Windchimes
     
  5. Thor

    Thor Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Bangalore
    SONY DVD ROMS r very particular abt Media Quality. Cheap medias won't be read by the ROM.
    I have a SONY too, it geta stuck too when I try to use really cheap DVD media.
    Also the error maybe due to inherent fault in the MPG/DIVx file u r trying to play. VLC sometimes skips the error and plays the file, but WMP and others often get stuck. Best strategy in handling such files is to copy them to HDD then attempt to play them becoz DVD seek time is greater than HDD seek time.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page