10-22-2005, 05:22 PM
| | Re: optical drive help, please
You might be using media that is incompatible with the HP. You will have a greater chance of reading media that is read only e.g. DVD+R or DVD-R rather than rewritable media. Another possibility is that you can't read a disc that is not finalized on a drive that is a different model than the one it was written on.
> I recently got a new computer with media center installed. I have
> recorded a few tv shows and put some on DVDs.
> I can play the dvds on the machine I recorded them on of course. I
> can also play the dvds on one of the other machines I own which
> doesn't have media center (both computers are Emachines). I have an
> HP pavilion 761n in the basement that won't play the DVDs.
> All the machines are running XP home ed. And they all have the latest
> version of MS media player, which the media center files are set to
> run on. So, I think that it is probably a hardware issue with the HP
> machines, optical drive not reading the disk.
> I would like to be able to play those disks on each machine, but alas,
> for some reason, I can't. Any suggestions you have will be gratefully
> considered. Thanks, Bill
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.