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27-07-2004, 12:52 PM
My laptop "freezes" halfway through playing "Last of the Samuri" DVD, yet the same DVD will play satisfactorily on a regular DVD player.
"Lord of the Rings" (3hrs) played OK on laptop.
Any ideas?

Toshiba Satellite A10. 1.8Ghz, 40Gb,256MB XP Home

27-07-2004, 02:29 PM
could it be something to do with the laser switiching layers on the disc ?
Hard to explain why LOTR had no worries tho ...

27-07-2004, 02:44 PM
What software are you using to play DVD's?

Graham L
27-07-2004, 02:52 PM
Is it freezing, or turning off the screen/suspending because there has been no mouse or keyboard activity?

Check the BIOS power management settings.

Perhaps you touched a key while watching LOTR. ;-)

04-08-2004, 12:41 PM
Windows Media Player; InterActual Player; Inter Video Win DVD4.

All three have the same result.

I have a suspicion that it may be an incompatibility between the DVD and the DVD drive....

04-08-2004, 12:52 PM
It freezes but I can get to the Task Manager (Ctrl ALt Del) to shut down the player program. Laptop then operates OK

The BIOS power management settings are fine....