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Notebook DVD player

Q: Notebook DVD player

I upgraded from windows vista to windows on my notebook and it does recognize the DVD player My notebook is a HP Notebook player DVD pavilion Dv nr Specs are as follows Microprocessor Notebook DVD player GHz AMD Turion X Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL- Microprocessor Cache KB KB L cache Memory MB DDR Dimm Memory Max MB Video Graphics Notebook DVD player NVIDIA GeForce Go M UMA Video Memory Up to MB Hard Drive GB RPM SATA Multimedia Drive LightScribe Super Multi X DVD RW with Double Layer Support Display quot WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Notebook DVD player x Fax Modem High speed k modem Network Card Integrated BASE-T Ethernet LAN RJ- connector Wireless Connectivity b g WLAN Sound Altec Lansing Keyboard -key compatible amp Quick Launch Buttons- HP Quick Play Menu and DVD Pointing Device Touch Pad with On Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up Down pad PC Card Slots ExpressCard Slot also supports ExpressCard External Ports -in- integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards MultiMedia cards Memory Stick Memory Stick Pro or xD Picture cards Universal Serial Bus USB Headphone out microphone-in VGA -pin TV-Out S-video RJ- modem RJ - LAN notebook expansion port IEEE Firewire -pin Consumer IR Dimensions quot L X quot W X quot MIN H quot MAX H Weight lbs Security Kensington MicroSaver lock slot Power-on password Accepts rd party security lock devices Power W AC Adapter -Cell Lithium-Ion battery nbsp

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A: Notebook DVD player

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I upgraded from windows vista to windows on my notebook and it does recognize the DVD player My notebook is a HP pavilion Dv nr Specs are as follows Microprocessor GHz AMD Turion X Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL- Microprocessor Cache KB KB L cache Memory MB DDR Dimm Memory Max MB Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce Go M UMA DVD Notebook player Video Memory Up to MB Hard Drive GB RPM SATA Multimedia Drive LightScribe Super Multi X DVD RW with Double Layer Support Display quot WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen x Fax Modem High speed k modem Network Card Integrated BASE-T Ethernet LAN RJ- connector Wireless Connectivity b g WLAN Sound Altec Lansing Keyboard -key compatible Notebook DVD player amp Quick Launch Buttons- HP Quick Play Menu and DVD Pointing Device Touch Pad with On Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up Down pad PC Card Slots ExpressCard Slot also supports ExpressCard External Ports -in- integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards MultiMedia cards Memory Stick Memory Stick Pro or xD Picture cards Universal Serial Bus USB Headphone out Notebook DVD player microphone-in VGA -pin TV-Out Notebook DVD player S-video RJ- modem RJ - LAN notebook expansion port IEEE Firewire -pin Consumer IR Dimensions quot L X quot W X quot MIN H quot MAX H Weight lbs Security Kensington MicroSaver lock slot Power-on password Accepts rd party security lock devices I tried deleting the registry entries for UpperFilters and LowerFilters in HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control Class D E -E - CE-BFC - BE as suggested in Article of MS Support page but the entries mentioned did not exist in my registry Can anyone help me get my DVD player back working nbsp

A:Notebook DVD player


I'm not sure I understand... It "does" or doesn't recognize the DVD player???
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I want to take my notebook with me on a trip to England soon and want to be able to take family video to show.

I also have Quick Time Player on the notebook for the files that require that player and that works fine, sound and vision.
Appreciate any help you can offer.

A:Windows Media Player on Mini Notebook

Your missing the codec needed to play the videos. The most common video codec missing from WMP are the mp4 and xvid (the free open source version of divx) codecs.

Do you know what codecs the videos use? If not there are a number of programs on the internet to tell you have codecs a video is using.
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Any other suggestions??

In the meantime, I will get her to install and run Piriform Speccy, here;

Speccy - Update find out what the current status is.

A:Notebook not recognising/finding CD/DVDs in the player

The best way to start is to try and update the driver, from device manager.
Check disk drives
Look for any yellow markers in device manager.

Be sure she tries with several discs to be sure that is not the problem.
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A:ENVY Notebook - m7-k111dx w/intel 7260 - notebook sucks dow...

Bill_Ving Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about wireless networking poor performance and wanted to help. My immediate guess is that you might have mixed-mode networking going on.  This happens when you have two different PCs networking in two different modes -- one using "G", the other using "N".  The wireless router (or access point) can optimize performance for either mode, but not for both.  So, the "G" mode drags down the performance of the "N" mode PC, but even worse, with the router set for mixed modes, it performs more slowly than with either PC connected by itself.Here are some other troubleshooting steps you can try: HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 8) | HP® Customer SupportGood Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------Please click "Accept As Solution" on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on the left of the Reply button to say thanks fopr my help.========================================================================
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A:Malware freezes Notebook (posting from other notebook)

Hi and Welcome!!

My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your malware results logs and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
If you happen to have a flash drive/thumb drive please have that ready in the event that we need to use it.
Please be sure to subscribe to the topic if you have not already done so.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.
DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your operating system and losing all your programs and data.

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What changed from when it was working to now?
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A:new notebook Ghosted with old notebook ghost and now problems??

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A:Force recognize mp3 player as external hard drive instead of player

well the easiest way to over come your first problem is to change what windows does when its first plugged in. its called default services I think in control panel. and when plugged in you can set it to open in file view as default. no clicking needed.
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Originally Posted by Arelem

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A:How to set up VLC media player as your default player.

On the default program part, down the bottom did you also click "always use the selected program to open this kind of file" then click ok.

Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations
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Welcome to TSG Kcop!

Sometimes the designer of the site will specify that it will use the WMP rather than RP. In that case there isn't much you can do about it.

If you have a program that will play on either and you want RP to be your default, then:

Left click on the file once
Press and hold the SHIFT key while right-clicking on it.

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Good luck!
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Did you try simply opening a browser?
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For what it is worth I just installed the newest AdAware definitions yesterday. All of the spyware is evidently removed from my system and the latest version of RealPlayer is still working. Running RealPlayer doesn’t put more spyware on the computer, so I feel OK about it.

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You can go here to get some documentation: Click downloads and get the owners manual.

Page 11

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