DVD drive help

By spookythebando
Feb 27, 2006
  1. Ok. My problem is this.
    I got this laptop less than a year ago for college. It's a Dell Inspiron 2200. It has a DVD/CD-R combo drive on it.
    Well... Until recently, DVDs would play perfectly well. But now, when I put a DVD in and try to open it with PowerDVD or Windows Media, among other software.... It just spins, stops, spins, stops... And nothing will come up.
    But it plays audio CDs and data CDs perfectly...
    So I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem... If so, how did you solve it?

    It's driving me insane since it's the only DVD player I can use without annoying my roommate. ARG!

    Thanks much!
  2. danswebs

    danswebs TS Rookie Posts: 53

    I had a similar problem (but on a pc), i ended up getting a new drive lol, it was annoying me so much
  3. meghan

    meghan TS Rookie

    :wave: hi sorry this is a very simple ques but im not sure how to get to the post ques area so thx for reading this... tryin to boot from dvd drive and set 1st boot device in bios to what? IDE-1, IDE-2, ATARI something? sorry if its too vague PLEASE HELP
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,155   +458

    I suppose it depends on what BIOS you have but set it to cd rom even though the drive is a dvd drive.
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