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    Question Cannot Play DVD's Any More Under Vista!

    Hello,
    I have a problem on my Dell Notebook XPS M2010 with OS Windwos Vista Ultimate:

    Suddenly I cannot play DVD's anymore!
    No matter which programme I try, WMP, RealPlayer, Quicktime, WindowsMediaCenter....
    If I insert a DVD, Vista is asking me with which programme I want to play the DVD.
    If I then click on one of the programmes, the opening window of that programme would still open for a moment, but then the computer hangs (completely). Nothing works any more (except the reset-button).

    I have already tried a hardware-check with Dell. The guys on the hotline told me it must be a software-problem (ALL player-programmes should have a problem???)

    Can anybody help me?
    Many thanks in advance!
    Sincerely
    Tom

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    Not 100% certain hat this will help in your situation. But you might as well try it: Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

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    Default Cannot Play DVD's Any More Under Vista!

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Not 100% certain hat this will help in your situation. But you might as well try it: Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
    Thanks a lot!
    I'll try that, hope it helps!

    Cheers,
    Tom

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    Perhaps your file associations have got corrupted and you need to fix them. If the FixIt doesnt help, check this too: File association fixes for Windows Vista

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    Perhaps your file associations have got corrupted and you need to fix them. If the FixIt doesnt help, check this too: File association fixes for Windows Vista
    Thanks a lot!
    If everything fails, I might try this as well, but I am missing the file associations for DVD's (which is something like .vob and .buf and maybe some more.

    Nevertheless, I do hope the "FixIt" will solve the problem (even though I would be surprised that something simple as that could solve a delicate problem like this one!

    But if it does... I'll send a big "Hurray" to Bill Gates!

    Meanwhile many thanks again,
    Cheers,
    Tom

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    Did u try Km player or Power dvd vob files expert it is ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightrider™ View Post
    Did u try Km player or Power dvd vob files expert it is ...
    Not sure if I don't understand this post because my English is so poor or due to semantic problems in the post!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VistaOpfer View Post
    Not sure if I don't understand this post because my English is so poor or due to semantic problems in the post!?
    Sorry if was not clear, I mean to say there is a software by the name KMplayer or Powerdvd which plays .vob files .Do give it a try and get back if you are still facing the problem.

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    WMP 12 in Windows 7 plays .vob file by default perfectly...

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    I hardly know anything about Vista to be honest (since I just got forced into it with a new purchase), but I did find that the computer I bought did not come with DVD software like all my previous computers. It came with some allowing me to create DVD's, but not actually play them. Since I still had the software that came with my old dead computer I loaded it up and it plays DVD's fine now. Why this is such a big deal I don't have a clue. Hope that helps.

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