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movies on dvd-rom drive: problem with color

Q: movies on dvd-rom drive: problem with color

using a dvd-rom drive and kazaa

downloaded 3 movies ,2 play great,...one,...well the colors are funny. example: a green army jacket browns out the green,green grass gets browned out,etc.,
also,when downloading from kazaa,do i really need a dvd-rom that i use or can a plain cd-r play movies too?

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A: movies on dvd-rom drive: problem with color

For the former, you probably downloaded a dodgy copy. It's the risk you take I suppose.

To answer the latter, yes you can play movies from CD-R. Just don't expect miracles; I say Scary Movie 2 in this way. It spanned two disks, ran at about 5 fps and the quality was just atrocious. It's almost as bad when it comes to DVD-R's, as they only store something like 5 gig, whereas the proper movie DVD-ROM's store significantly more.

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I can view movies from the library in my CD drive on my computer but
cannot view a DVD movie I just made on my camcorder.

I can view it on my laptop, but not the desktop computer.

Is it possible to copy a DVD home movie that I just put on DVD
to another blank DVD. I need to make about 10 copies.

Can I do this by having another DVD recorder with connecting cables
to the original DVD recorder as we did with VHS tapes?

A:CD drive reads movies but not DVD home movies

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Ok I started out with windows media player 10 with no problems. One day it started playing all my mpeg movies in a dark gray scale. I installed media player 11 and it does the same thing. DVD movies work fine but the mpegs still have no color. I have latesd video drivers and reset all windows media player settings. I have divx codec and xvid codecs installed. i'm Stumped thx

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I'm updating a friend's computer. It already came with Windows 8.1. It's an Asus Transformer T100.

I have this strange problem. Normally, the screen has the correct color and brightness. However, whenever I'm using Windows Mail (Windows 8 app), the screen will change to this yellowish/grayish hue or tint. I switch to another app or a desktop program and the screen returns to normal. Only with this app do I have this problem!

I went to color profiles and management to see if it was a setting. I'm not very familiar with color profiles so I didn't do anything. I did run the screen calibration utility. No fix.

I turned off adaptive brightness.

It's just Windows 8 Mail that has the problem!

A:Windows 8 Mail changes screen color.color profile problem?

I found out what's the problem is.

Asus has a utility called Asus Reading Mode or something like that. You can add apps to that list and any apps on that list will cause the screen to change color to make it more readable I suppose. You can disable the feature by flipping the toggle switch in the app. Then all the apps will maintain the correct screen color.

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hello ive had a problem recently when my husband deleted our user login and re put it back on there is two user log ins on this computer one is my father in laws one is ours well when he reset it i noticed the next day every website i go to the background is plain as a newspaper and i even went to my websites and my myspace profile and there is no color scrollbar and no background colors and i know its not a problem with those sites only because i went to every website possible on the net and checked and they are not the same. then another problem accured well my husband was on right after me and the computer froze up so he inproperly shut down then when it came back on there was no response to the computer the lights were on but no body was home in other words he recently put a new graphic card into the computer and the computer didnt know which one to load the old one that is built into the computer or the new one so he took out the old one and it started working again but before that happened and still afterwards no colors no colored scroll bars nothing so im asking what do i need to do someone told me it could be adobe flash player or something but we have that and we have javascript on our computer downloaded so i am at a lost SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME

A:problem displaying websites color backgrounds and color scrollbars

Ok. First, what are your computer specs?
For example, mine is a

Dell Inspiron 530
WinXP Home SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 ghz
320 Gig HD
1022 gig RAM
512 Nvidia Geforce 8300 GT video card

It helps to know what is being worked with. If not sure, you can go to "start", then to "Run" and type in "dxdiag" (without the quotations marks) This is your "DirectX Diagnostic Too" Copy the specs you see in "System" (CPU info) and in "Display" (Video/Graphics Card)

Secondly, I know your husband was trying to help but I hope he tells you next time what he intends doing. My own husband is older (60s) and is a bit leery of this "newfangled computer technology" He prefers leaving the computer work/"geekstuff" to me for our family business.

"Thinking you know" is not the same as "Knowing what you do know" (and if you are not sure.....knowing where to go to learn more


Well, when he reset it (password deletion/reinstalling) i noticed the next day every website i go to the background is plain as a newspaper
i even went to my websites and my myspace profile and there is no color scrollbar and no background colors....
and i know its not a problem with those sites only because i went to every website possible on the net
and checked and they are not the same.

Although your websites/MySpace are "plain", you mean t... Read more

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I have been trying to run Trend Micro House Call on my computer, but I always get the following error message "An error occured while trying to transfer data from the internet! Do you want Trend Micro HouseCall to try resending the required files?" I have two options "OK" and "Cancel". I have tryed "OK" several times, but after a minute the same message appears again. I am using an AVG firewall, could this be somehow affecting it?

Thank-you in advance for your help

A:[B][COLOR="Blue"]Trend Micro House Call Problem[/COLOR][/B]

You shouldnt remove it let a person with a gold badge on there username reply and help you

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I recently purchased a Dell XPS 15 (6845slv).  Overall I have very happy with it...but have been getting frustrated with color management issues and was hoping to get some advice.
Intermittently, the display had been changing the color scheme (to a suboptimal scheme).  It lasted for anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes and then returned to the original (and more normal appearing) color settings.  It did not seem to happen while running any particular applications.  All drivers are up-to-date.
I turned off the dell application "True Color" which I thought may have been making automatic adjustments to the color scheme and since turning it off the issue hasn't happened again.  However now I'm concerned that by inactivating that software, that I may not be maximizing the potential of the high quality HD display.  And now--though maybe it's in my head--the colors seem to be a little flatter since turning off True Color.
Does anyone have any suggestions for getting the most out of the display? Has anyone had similar issues with True Color?  Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks for your help.

A:Dell XPS 15 Color Management Problem with "True Color"

I have a Dell XPS 15 9530 and I have the same problem, it looks like an automatic color adapting thing, when I put my hand over the webcam to block, after 5-10 seconds the screen turns into blueish colors, when I remove my hand it comes back warmer (very worm), then it settles back to a kind-of standard colors.
I couldn't find the place to disable this feature, and while I use my laptop mostly for video editing/color correction purposes this feature caused me to replace my 2400$ laptop with a 1000$ HP laptop without this smart-feature!
I wish I can find a way to fix this, but as I can see it has been over a month and no one has helped you too.

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I have a Pioneer DVR-103 DVD-RW drive and now all of a sudden it won't play any dvd movies. I have tried it on Windows Media Player and on WinDVD5 and nothing happens. It will play audio cd'd but not dvd movies. I am running Windows XP. I need help!!!! Pleaseeeeeeeeeeee!!

A:DVD Drive won't play movies!!!

Sounds like the dvd decoder got messed up somehow.

I would look for a virus or any other foreign data in your computer first to see if that is the culprit. If that's not the case, then I would re-install the drive and make sure that you have the latest drivers for it installed as well.

Also, check the region you have it set up for. On some drives you can only change them so many times so be careful and monitor what you have it set up for and how many times you've changed it. I've heard of people basically ruining drives because of this.

Hope that helps some, kiregar

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Running WIN 7 64bit Service Pack 1
Asus laptop K52F

Tried cleaning optics, dvds.......dvds ran on my son's computer

Ran Microsoft Fix It and posted results..........I do not see the attachment ....not sure if it is posted

Anything else I can do to be sure the dvd is dead?

A:DVD RW Drive not playing movies

Not playing how what happens have you got the right codecs for it?

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I'm so embarassed not to know this. Can I put a dvd movie in my sony vaio laptop dvd drive and watch a movie on my pc?

A:Can I Play DVD movies on PC dvd drive?

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Pc problem. DVD won't read movies, media player says it's blank, but file folder shows .bup .ifo and .vob files. Rip/reinstall found drivers of budgets and DVD drive. System restore did nothing. Still not playing videos. But does play music cds fine. I am using windows 8 and windows media player to try and view, and opening the folder to view the different type of files. I conferred with my tech friends, and they are as stumped as me. So, now I leave it in you guys/gals hands.

A:dvd drive not playing movies

Try downloading Free version of the VLC player as a test and see if the movies play on that.

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Can i take my laptop and movies from the u.s. and play them in honduras for example?

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HELP, I just got my friend's ASUS DVD-ROM drive installed on my computer today, but when I tried playing DVD movies, the DVD player (ASUSDVD) just keep giving the error message "Software DVD Player has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." The same happened when I used Windows Media Player, RealDVD Player to play that disk... I also tried playing another DVD movie and still no luck... Even though I can see the contents of the disks in the Windows Explorer but the movies just won't be played... It wouldn't even play VCD movies (same error message)...

However, softwares seem to run fine... Please tell me what might the problem and how may I solve it?
My DVD drive is ASUS E616
My e-mail: [email protected]

A:DVD-ROM drive won't play DVD movies!

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The DVD drive I have is an LG GSA-H22L.
It has a DVD read of 16x. The problem I'm having is that when I use it to watch movies the playback is kind of jerky or rough. The sound and video skips, and at some points it's all just moves in slow motion. I'm not sure why.
With my old DVD-ROM (a much older drive in a much older computer) the DVD playback was perfectly smooth. So I'm kind of confused as to why, when I'm using a newer drive in a better computer, with newer software (the PowerDVD 6.0 that came bundled with the drive) the playback is worse.

If anyone knows anything that could help, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

A:LG DVD drive not playing movies well

Have you tried using different player?

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I don't want to "pirate" any movies, but would like to rip DVD's that I bought into my computer so I can put them on my iPod.
Are there ways to rip copy protected DVD's with many chapters/episodes etc?
Which software allows me to do it? Is it legal?

A:Any way to rip DVD movies into my hard drive?

There is no legal way to do that in the USA and discussing ways of doing so is against site rules.

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hi all, not sure if this is the right spot for this. if not , i apologize. i have ati all in wonder 9800 pro, with mmc 9. dvd burner, 80 gig and 120 gig hd's. dvd decrypter , dvd shrink, my htpc frontend. and ati's front end easylook. now to get it all working together. i would like to rip a movie from dvd to hard drive and watch it from front end player.really have not configured my htpc yet, so i dont have a player except for ati and windows media 9. whats the best way to do this. i would eventually like to set it up for a home theater system. any help is appreciated. ps, free is good!

A:movies on hard drive

Free in this instance might also be illegal! Free is not good particularly for the people who create and then have the fruits of their efforts stolen!

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My optical drive will play audio CDs and load programs, but will not play DVD movies - the DVD starts to load and eventually will show the title of the movie and then jerks from frame to frame.  The drive has been replaced, but with the same problem and a long session with a very helpful technician at HP Support did not resolve the issue.   A new drive is on the way to try again - not hopeful.  However, an external DVD drive works via a USB connection.  Anyone else experienced this problem?

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Good day all,,

I am working on a Gateway Pentium II laptop ,
that has a Matshita DVD player in it. It will work
with data CD's, music CD, however whenever
I try to play a Movie.. no luck. When do I need
to do to make the DVD work.. Windows Media Player
is installed and we are working with Windows ME.
However he only has 98 MB Ram... No problems in
Device Manager...

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Purchased a new 2T hard drive and hoping to put my ever expanding, out of control DVD movies on the external hard drive. Need some ideas/help with the following:
I have about 500+ DVD movies in the DVD format of VIDEO_TS, and AUDIO_TS folders, also a goodly assortment of AVI type file format video. What I would like to do, is move the DVD's to the external hard drive and hopefully come up with a way to play on the Television directly from the external hard drive. It looks like an organizational nightmare. Would I generate folders Alphabetic ( Folder A, B, C, etc. ) and then move each movie DVD into the correct folder, etc.?  Is there a better way? How would I print a searchable data file of the contents? My Samsung TV has an external USB port, is there some program, etc. to do all of this. Just have so much space tied up with the DVD's ....time to shrink all of this down.
Welcoming some thoughts, direction, etc. before I begin the task.

A:~~Need some help putting DVD movies on Hard drive~~

What I would like to do, is move the DVD's to the external hard drive and hopefully come up with a way to play on the Television directly from the external hard drive.Not likely you would be able to play your videos directly from an external drive hooked up to the TV via USB. Check your TV owners manual for info. You'll most likely require another device, such as this rather expensive unit: https://www.amazon.com/WD-TV-Media-Player-WDBYMN0000NBK-HESN/dp/B00JXFM75Y  or, like me, you could have a dedicated computer [HTPC] connected to your TV via a computer's display port or HDMI cable with your external drive connected to the computer via USB. Your videos would be viewable via Windows Media Player Classic [my preferred video player] or VLC by simply dragging/dropping the Video TS folder onto the player. I always rename the TS folders first to the name of the video. Drop them all into a single folder & you'll have a continuous alphabetical listing, easily scrolled through [I wouldn't bother myself with doing folders A B C etc, it'll just slow you down]. Set the folder view to Details. Easier than trying to locate a DVD off your shelves. The Audio TS folders BTW aren't needed [they're always empty] & can be tossed.  I have an inexpensive wireless mouse/keyboard combo connected to the computer. I've used an old Win7 laptop in the past but now am using a dedicated low profile HP 8300 computer, I bought used for $125 running Win10. Just be sure the compu... Read more

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Thanks for any help.

I just installed a new DVD burner on my machine (because the old one stopped working).

I didn't have a SATA port, so I bought a PCI RAID Controller and stuck the thing in that way.

Now it will burn CDs and generally view and open data DVDs.

However, it refuses to burn DVD RWs (DVD RWs with data already on them, no empty DVDs at the house).

Also, despite the availability of three DVD decoders (one is Windows Media 10 friendly, the other two are flavors of Roxio) Windows Media Player 11 won't show DVDs.

Media Player Classic just crashes with DVDs.

I reinstalled Roxio , I reinstalled K-Lite Codec Pack , I reinstalled iTunes .

I have no idea what the problem is. I thought it might be hardware, thus the replacement drive, but it seems like the software is bugging out somewhere. This all started a couple years ago when I decided to write over Windows XP Home for HP with a nice copy of Windows XP Professional. If you can't help me, I hope that installing Windows 7 in October will make the pain go away.

I grew up with Macs so speak slowly.


A:DVD drive in XP, not burning or showing movies

I should point out...it will show the title of a DVD on the drive.

Also, it likes to switch the drive name between "CD Drive", "DVD RAM", "Roxio...".

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I have an internal dvd drive that I have had for a couple of years. It is a read only and I'm able to watch movies on my computer. My question is if I up grade my comp. and get and external dvd drive can I still watch movies and buck up data? I am wondering if you can get the stereo sound also with an external dvd or should I just get another internal with a sound cable to watch dvd movies?

A:External DVD Drive for movies and backup

Yes you will still be able to watch movies and back up your data. No sound cable needed for stereo.

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I have several movies on my hard drive and they are taking up lots of my space. I want to burn them to DVDs then delete them but i have a problem. I got them on my hard drive by using MagicDVDripper and DVD decrypter. The movies are generally about 7 or 8 gigabytes, but i only have 4.7 gig DVDs. Is there a program i can use to "re-encode" these movies to mpeg-whatever?

any info would be appreciated

A:Buring movies to DVD from my Hard Drive

Dvd Shrink....google it, its free

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i got a model:GCE-8520B
rom ver:1.02
class b digital
iec 60825
manufactured: 3850h-1346k

And is it possible to hook it up to my laptop cause my cd drive is broken and removed and i wondered if i could hook it up with a cord or something?
ps. image or name would be helpfull in case i have to buy it)

A:Solved: can i use a cd-r/rw drive to play cd's and movies?how?

You would need a power source and IDE to USB or other interface adapter, and would not be cost effective (it would cost more than the CD-r/rw drive), and won't play movies. You would do better to get an external drive like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106338

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Hello. Hopefully someone can help me with this strange problem. I've googled this and found virtually nothing. So, here it is:

I have a bunch of movies in MP4 format saved to an external hard drive connected to my pc. I have no trouble playing those movies through my computer, from said xhd. I also sometimes transfer them to an 8gb flash drive and still they play perfectly fine. Recently, my dad bought a 512gb kingston flash drive and wanted to "borrow" some of my movies. I transferred 4 movies, no problems at all. They all played. Then, I added another, but this 1 wouldn't play. First, it gave an error, "cannot render file". Then, when I opened the folder again, the movie file was gone completely. *scratching head*

Sooo, we assumed the flash drive was at fault, since he bought it from china, and he bought a toshiba 64 gb flash drive instead. Same exact problem. 1st 4 movies, fine, but on the 5th movie, it's a no go.

The movies are all MP4's and only 1-2 gb's each, so plenty of room on the drives. And again, they play fine everywhere, except when I put 5 of them on a flash drive. I actually have about 100 on my xhd, so I have no idea what's going on.

So far, I've deleted them and started over with different movies and also reformatted the 512 gb drive to NTFS format and still nothing. Any ideas would be appreciated.


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I have an Acer CB3-531-C4A5 Chromebook and would like to be able to watch movies. I see that there is an integrated Media player with Google Chrome OS and I did try to watch a movie on Amazon.com. That worked fine. My question is can I purchase an external CD/DVD drive that will work with the Chromebook so that I can watch movies from DVDs? I presume that I cannot as the external drive would require software for the interface and being there is no operating system on the Chromebook I would guess that I can not use an external CD/DVD drive. Is this correct?

A:Can I use an external CD/DVD drive to watch movies...

According to Google's support site, USB CDROM and DVDROM (read-only) devices are compatible with Chromebooks. You will need to download a player from the Google store to play DVD's though.

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Hi, i have just bought an LG N2B1 with an integrated blu-ray writer. I wanted to use the blu ray drive to play blu-ray films on computers connected to the NAS. I can see the blu-ray drive as a network disc drive, and open the folders on the blu-ray film to see the contents fine. But when i come to play it power dvd 8 says not compatible with format. I have looked at LG's support page and they say the drive can be used to play video from the drive on the network, but not encryted video like a movie disc. I was wondering if there would be a way for me to play encryted video blu-rays (ie shop films) from the network blu-ray drive on all my computers. I only want to use the drive to play Blu-ray's on all my computers from the one drive. I think the computer software is struggling to play the file from the network drive, because i am having to search for the folder by going through computer explorer, through the NAS shortcut and its to much for the software to handle. Would it work if i mapped the NAS Blu-ray drive on the computer, so it shows as a disk drive for that computer, and if so how would i do this.

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ok so i just bought an external hard drive so i could watch my movies on my xbox without havin to deal with the discs everytime

i formated the drive into HFS+ and my xbox reads them fine but the problem is the video is incredibly choppy
and the sound doesnt seem to be in synch as a result too

the videos work perfectly on my laptop
the videos r .wmv

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I have a new HP ENVY 700-147C with 12GB RAM running win 8.1 & I have a vexing problem; I can easily mount an iso file to virtual drive from windows explorer but I am not able to play it with PowerDVD or any other player.. It sees the virtual drive but it does not load the movie only the VIDEO & AUDIO_TS folders with the VOB files are seen. However, PowerDVD will automatically play a movie on dvd disk when it is inserted into the player & it can play it from windows explorer by right clicking on the dvd drive & 1 of the choices is "Play with Cyberlink Powerdvd." When I right click a virtual drive containing an ISO file from my HDD, showing drive letter & title, just like the DVD disk, the "Play With Cyberlink PowerDVD" choice does not appear. This is very annoying & is driving me nuts. Any help appreciated.

A:Cannot play movies from virtual drive

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Ok, I have a Toshiba DvD-rom SD-C2502 in my laptop and is skipping all the dvds I play, the skipping is ramdomly and sometimes it skips with audio. I load the disk and after 3 to 5 minutes it starts skipping all the time, and this is on every single movie I try to play. DMA is enabled so I guess that is not it. Is it a problem w/ the soundcard or the videocard configuration (I have an Ati radeon 7500)? I tried cleaning the lens and it didn't worked, I also loaded the movies to different programs like WMP, and WinDVD, but that didn't worked either. Can someone help me with this, I am extremely desperate, please help!

A:Help with laptop DVD-drive, is skipping all the movies!

Has this always done this or is this something that has just recently started? Do you have DMA enabled on this drive? Check the properties of the drive in the device manager to find out. If it is not enabled, enable it. If it is enabled you just might have a bad drive. I know that Toshiba does not require any kind of special driver for windoze.

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I have some previously owned movies that I want to burn onto some cds. Not sure if I did this right so far but I used a ripping program that put them into MPEG and I save them on my hard drive. I tried to use Nero 5 to burn them onto a CD but it isn't working. The problem I am having is that the movie is to big for just 1 cd. Does anyone know how I can burn this movie onto 2 CD's using Nero?? I don't have a dvd burner which is why they are going on a cd, I have a Cd-rw and use Windows XP if that matters. I did try using Nero 6 but I had so many problems with it and kept getting errors. Can anyone help?

A:How To Burn Movies From Hard Drive???

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Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

I went here for help on this matter, I followed what I think is exactly how to do what I needed.
But when ever I convert home movies or burn them to dvd I get BSOD saying it's doing a minidump. Then restarts. Just started happening last week. So I deleted my burning Software thinking that may have been the issue/s. But dont know. I know some about pc's but don't know anything on how to fix BSOD.

A:Bsod when burning movies or coverting home movies

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable!

FwLnk.sys Sun Nov 19 20:11:12 2006 (45606600)
Toshiba Firmware Linkage service system driver (included in the Toshiba Value Added Package)
Driver Reference Table - FwLnk.sys

LVUSBSta.sys Sat Feb 3 23:46:13 2007 (45C4CA65)
Logitech QuickCam
Driver Reference Table - LVUSBSta.sys

LVPr2Mon.sys Wed Feb 7 06:41:29 2007 (45C92039)
Logitech QuickCam driver
Driver Reference Table - LVPr2Mon.sys

UVCFTR_S.SYS Thu Jun 26 14:25:19 2008 (4863526F)
Chicony USB 2.0 Camera
Driver Reference Table - UVCFTR_S.SYS

SynTP.sys Fri Aug 15 08:02:22 2008 (48A4E3AE)
Synaptic Touch Pad Driver
Driver Reference Table - SynTP.sys

AGRSM.sys Mon Nov 10 20:56:37 2008 (49184BA5)
Agere SoftModem Driver
Driver Reference Table - AGRSM.sys
Kaspersky is often a cause of BSODs. Please uninstall it for testing purpose and use Microsoft Security Essentials & the Free version of Malwarebytes, update and make full scans separately:Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase
Help protect your PC with Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes Free

Do not start the trial version of MalwareBytes

Also take a look at: Good & F... Read more

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i have a lite-on dvdrw shw-160p6s ata device

it works fine for everything but dvd movies
i can instal and run dvd rom games from it
when i try to play a movie it just acts like there is no disk in the drive and says please insert a disk in drive D:

i have dvd playing software installed
i have tryed removeing the upper and lower filters in the registry (there was only an upper filter)
i flashed the firmware
i tryed it in safemode
i have un installed and reinstalled...

please help

A:Lite on dvd drive will read dvd rom games but not dvd movies please help

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I have a new HP ENVY 700-147C with 12GB RAM running win 8.1 & I have a vexing problem; I can easily mount an iso file to virtual drive from windows explorer but I am not able to play it either with WMP or PowerDVD. WMP sees the virtual drive but it does not load the movie only the separate VOB files which it sees in the VIDEO TS folder. The same with PowerDVD. However, PowerDVD will automatically play a movie dvd disk when it is inserted into the player, but only after some difficulty. Please help, I am really bummed out by this because it is a new PC.

A:Solved: Cannot play movies from virtual drive

I think I put this in the wrong forum. I'm going to repost it in the Windows 8 forum because I think it might be a windows 8.1 problem. I'm going to mark it as "solved" because I don't know how to mark it "closed."

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Hi! I backed up a few of my family's movies onto my laptop to take to a friend's house for New Years. I was wondering how to get them to play on my computer, do I need a certain program or something?

I searched but couldn't find any answers.

BTW. I have a PC if that is important.

A:How do I play movies stored on hard drive?

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Sorry to start a new thread but my old one will not come up on my computer. I have HP Media and I am running XP. My drive will not read the movies and every disc I put in there reads blank. If I right click on the drive, it shows that there is nothing on the disc twhen in fact there is. I did a restore to an earlier date before the problem as recommended and that did not fix the problem. Also, when I push the button to open the drive door, it opens and closes and doesn't stay open as it should. Everything was fine one day and then the next day for no reason, the drive is malfunctioning. I hope it is something simple and will not require a new drive ugh! Thanks...Liz

A:DVD Drive Reads all Movies as Blank Discs

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I have this not a month old Blu ray drive LG [WH16NS40]
The drive works perfectly reading CDs and DVDs software or data, but once I play a DVD movie
After ejecting the DVD, the drive would stop reading anything at all beside CDs.
I can hear the disc spinning for few seconds then it stop with "no disc inserted" message.

I disconnected the power cable of the drive, reconnected, it start reading everything back.
but again once I play/eject a movie, it would stop reading anything after.
I made it burn few DVDs, it was burning them fine, at full speed.

So I'm not sure, is it possible to be defective?

I have another Samsung DVD writer installed on same system, running perfectly.
playing movies over and over.

What I have tried:
Changing sata/power cable and slots on MB.
Updating/downgrading firmware.
Reinstalled hardware.
Deleting lower and upper filter from registry.

I'm thinking of getting new same drive, but can't tell if this factory bug or just my unit?
Haven't got any BD discs yet to test.


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Hello i have been trying to download movies from different full movie websites but it wont let me. i know you can download movies from google play movies but im trying to download movies from sites like m4ufree.tv. thanks for your help

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I have had this problem off and on before but it always works again, until recently. The drive will read cds and dvd movies without issue but when I insert a dvd data disk it doesn't read anything. I have updated the drivers and firmware i'm running Windows XP Pro and the drive is a NEC DVD-RW ND-3550A. I would appreciate any advice.

A:MY DVD-RW Drive will read cds and dvd movies, but not dvd data disks.

The data disks you are trying to use, are they disks that were written on by another computer? If so, what do you use to write your disks?

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A:Dvd Movies Stops Hard Drive Function Why ?

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Hi, my DVD drive on my laptop plays up while watching movies. During the first half of watching a movie, it runs perfectly fine. But when the movie is within say ten or even maybe 20minutes sometimes towards coming to the end, it starts making some kind of clicking noise and it stops reading the disc. Even after pressing stop, the DVD drive carries on making that noise. Until I press the eject button it finally stops. Is there anyway I can fix this? Or would I have to get a new DVD drive?


A:My DVD drive stops working while watching movies

It might be cheaper to just order a new optical drive to be honest, it sounds like its probably hardware related by the noise.

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Hey everyone, glad to find this site.

I only have two IDE slots on my Dell 2400 and I have an application that calls for two hard drives, but when I put my DVD RW in position 1 on one of the cables, it won't play movies (they hang up off and on), even when the HD in position 0 isn't doing anything visible. If two drives are on the same cable, is the MoBo intermittantly accessing both, even if you aren't using one?

If so, is there any way to disable this, electronically or physically, without actually swapping drives back and forth off the cable so each can be in the master position when needed and basically switched out of the circuit entirely when not needed? Can you put them both on and use device manager to install/uninstall as needed? Am I just missing something?

Just to be clear, I know about master/slave settings and in either case, the DVD drive had the same problem. It only works with movies when it is alone on its own cable. Data seems to come off okay. The files I copied onto the HDD on the same cable all worked fine. Only has a problem playing movies.

Could a driver update be necessary? The drive is less than six months old (a Sony double layer).

I know it's not the drive itself because it works fine by itself in position 0.

Thanks much,

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A computer I'm working on had a bad MB, which I have replaced. The hard drive is good. The people want me to see if I can get all their photos and movies off on blank media for them in case their hard drive ever crashes. How is the best way to do that?

A:Solved: getting home movies off hard drive to dvd

How much media is there? In any case its a good idea to have a portable external drive that you back up all the data to and also to DVD as a secondary backup that is easy to mail or take off site (though an external drive is almost as easy to transport).
Where DVD backup is concerned you can do it manually using any free DVD burning program (IMGBurn, CDBurnerXP, etc.) providing your own data cutoff points when the DVD is full. I purchased a DVD transformer from ClickFree some time ago and that makes backup to DVD a snap. It will do all your data or you can specify only certain directories and then it will only prompt you to label and exchange DVDs when one is finished, until the whole job is finished. Very simple and thorough, found one for $18 at buy.com.

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My two year old laptop is beginning to show its age, so I'm getting the whole thing reformatted. So I need to back everything up...

Problem - whenever I put a blank dvd in, nothing happens. The disc is spinning, but when I try to open it up in Explorer, Explorer crashes. The Prompting window never comes up either. When I take the disc out, it is quite hot, and Explorer returns to normal. I've tried both DVD-R and DVD-RW - same results.

I put a normal dvd movie in and it works absolutely fine.

Can anyone shed any light on this? Or am I gonna have to use CD's (I've run out) or my flash drive (only 512mb)?

A:Solved: DVD Drive reads movies but not blanks

Fixed it!

I tried formatting the dvd (on another computer) and the formatted disc appears to work fine!

(PS Sorry for the pointless thread)

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I have an Acer Aspire 6920 running Vista home premiumx64 with a Slim Type DVD DS8A1P ATA drive. Recently this drive stopped reading all data discs, game dvds and some install cds. It will however read music cds with no problem. When I put any data disc in it just keeps attempting to run in short bursts for a couple of minutes then completely stops. Device mgr. says it is working properly. If I attempt to open the drive in "computer" it pops the tray open and says to insert a disc. No error messages at anytime. I have tried numerous things people have suggested such as deleting the values in the registry, removing the drive in device mgr. and restarting as well as updating the driver as some have suggested.

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I bought a Liteon DVD-CD burner Combo drive a month ago. It played DVD movies just fine until 2 days ago. Troubleshooter says it's fine, so I thought it was a software error and reinstalled Power DVD 5. It stilll won't work. All it does is after I put the disc in, the HDD loads for a minute and the system reboots. I have no idea what to do now. It makes me sick to think I may have to shell out another $44 for a new one. puke: Now it won't even load CD-ROM games unless they're already installed. I updated the firmware but it still won't work. I may just have to vent my frustration out on it. :knock:

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Hello, i had dozens of movies in my second HD for almost a year now and im not sure if its just me and im paranoid or what but it seems that they lost a bit of their quality and are slightly more pixelated and blurry ever so sightly. I've defragged the HD several times over the time of using it with all my data and movies and does defragging it deteriorate the quality over time?

A:Movies on hard drive lose quality over time?

hi dardra

movies stored on an HD will not deteriorate over time, through storage or moving. Because they are stored digitally, you can move and copy them without losing any quality.

If they are looking more pixelated or blurry, you should check your media player settings.

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