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Windows 7: inspiron 1525 dvd playback locks up drive, and explorer

26 Feb 2011   #1
topazkitty

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
inspiron 1525 dvd playback locks up drive, and explorer

Hi, I have been a having a problem with my inspiron 1525 with windows 7 32-bit loaded on it. Whenever I play any DVD it either locks up the drive, explorer and the wait chain says that its waiting for network io or the playback comes out garbled. Usually this happens if I boot up the PC and then warm reboot it and the drive won't even eject. I have forced ejected it with a paper clip but explorer doesn't even recognize that it just finally starts to spin up the drive outside the pc. Any help would be appreciated I have tried firmware updates, and an attempted bios update but that almost fried my motherboard but it flashed itself back to A13 from A17 automatically. the Drive I am using is pbds dvd+-rw ds-8w1p. this happens in any OS i'm just using windows 7 as an example. I have also tried terminating explorer in task manager which that doesn't even work and I have tried reseating the dvd drive too with no luck there. Any help would be appreciated

thanks
Topazkitty


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26 Feb 2011   #2
topazkitty

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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27 Feb 2011   #3
play2mefish

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

What software are you using to play a DVD? Try a different flavor of software...
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27 Feb 2011   #4
topazkitty

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've tried VLC, windows Media player 12, windows media center media player classic and smplayer and they all do the same thing It also happens on fresh installs without any updates too
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01 Mar 2011   #5
topazkitty

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

is anyone able to help me thanks
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