View Full Version : DVD drive cant read movie disks

Mr P
16-08-2002, 09:01 PM

I've got an acer dvp 1640a dvd drive and I've had it for two years and finally I got my first dvd and I put it in my drive and then I get the message "no disk in drive".

I tried to download power dvd as I thought it might help, but it didn't.

The funny thing is it can read:

CDR Disks
Music CDs
even dvd data disks.

I want to watch movies please help.

Windows XP pro
P3 733
384mb ram
bla bla

16-08-2002, 09:07 PM
A dvd drive can only play a dvd movie if you have either a hardware dvd decoder or a software one. What program are you trying to play the movie through???

Mr P
17-08-2002, 01:13 AM
I tried playing it with windows media player and power dvd.

But the computer wouldn't even detect a disk had been inserted

17-08-2002, 01:22 AM
At this stage, I would suggest that you have the latest drivers and firmware (if applicable) for it