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Dvd Won't Play


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#1 DennisF

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 03:44 PM

I have a Dell 8400 and Roxio Media software. When I burn a DVD video, it will play on the computer but not on my DVD player. I use the correct media for the DVD player (+R). Dell diagnostics says my burner is working properly. What seemed to resolve the problem for awhile is using PC Tools Spyware and Registry Mechanic. But now, after 3 successful DVDs that did run on my DVD player, with a "clean computer" I am making only "coasters". A frustrating problem.

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 06:35 PM

Have you tried any other dvd players?

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 07:29 AM

Thank you. Yes, I have tried 3 other players. I don't think it is the player as I have burned about 7 successful DVD's in the past over the last year. What worked a couple of times was to run Registry Mechanic then Spyware. When these showed up as clean then I'd burn a DVD. Now, this won't work.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 03:08 AM

try other anti spywares and anti virus too.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 11:04 AM

Thanks. What do you recommend? I use PC-cillan for antivirus. PC Tools for spyware and registry management.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 02:16 PM

It's a good idea to run some online scans occasionally, as a backup to your resident Antivirus.
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Also this online Trojan scanner:
TrojanScan

These are basic security programs:
(They're all free.)
aČ free
ewido security suite
Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D

These 2, will help prevent spyware/malware from being installed in the first place:
Spywareblaster
SpywareGuard

These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Helpful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
Using Ewido
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#7 DennisF

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 09:25 AM

Thank you, I'll give this a try. I didn't think you needed more than one of each type of protection....

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 12:40 PM

Maybe you just made a mistake did you burn that DVD as a file disc or as a media disc?




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