I wasn’t sure where to put this, but this isn’t hardware related. I can read the DVD on either DVD drive in Windows (2k), but I can’t play any movie.
I had PowerDVD installed, but had issues with it so I uninstalled it manually since I couldn’t do do from add/remove programs (received error message). I searched the drive for all the file names associalted with the program (PowerDVD & Cyberlink). Then I used a Regestry Crawler to do the same. I did check the names to be sure there wasn’t anythging that shouldn’t be removed the best I could (there was a couple of hundred).
I installed a older DVD program (that I used before), but it won’t play any DVD on either drive. These are orginal movies, not backups.
Come to think of it, I did have a related issue with PowerDVD. I tried to get rid of that nagging registration screen by typing in a fake e-mail address and it locked the program. I couldn’t play anything afterwards. It just would keep either freezing up or just not playing the DVD, so I uninstalled it.
I can read the DVD on either drive, so it’s not a hardware issue. I can read other DVDs’ and burn DVDs’ (including movie backups) with no issue.
Any ideas? (BTW, I don’t want to re-install PowerDVD again).