Quote: Originally Posted by topazkitty
..... Whenever I play DVDs back in any player my system locks up and my DVD drive will not eject or read the disk.....
That "any player" immediately rings alarm bells in my mind.
Too many players and too many codec packs is a sure recipe for inviting problems with playback.
So could it be the cause of your problem? Though I am not not sure, it should be no problem to uninstall all such players and codec packs and see if the problem is resolved. You may also uninstall the optical drive from the Device Manager and let Windows install the necessary driver on reboot.