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DVD Burner stopped playing DVDs?

OK It plays cds and other discs fine. I pop in a DVD and no matter what player I use (Media player, Interactual, Winamp, eyc) It does not play. I get different errors (depending upon the program) one says it cannot draw, the other says sto check my sttings (I haven't changed anything) This happened about a weeka ago and I am at a loss. I have re installed the drivers, and installed dirextX again, but I am not sure what else to try

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Try playing your DVD on another DVD drive. If it plays then the problem is definitely with the DVD drive on your computer. You can try cleaning your DVD drive with a lens cleaner. You can buy one at your local computer store for around $10.00. DVD drives use a low power laser to read DVD's; grime on the lens makes it hard to read the disc. The lifespan of a typical DVD drive is about 50,000 hours of use; after which, the laser burns out.

  • 1 decade ago

    If your computer is not working properly while you are working on it, it could be a problem with device drivers, hardware or software.

    Detailed instructions at

  • 1 decade ago

    try cleaning it with one of those DVD head cleaners.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    try Cucusoft MPEG/AVI to DVD/VCD/SVCD Converter Pro


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