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Dvd Player On Ibm Laptop Lags When Playing A Movie

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#1 pvdfan


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Posted 26 July 2006 - 02:43 PM

Could someone please tell me why my movies are lagging on my laptop? I know I have enough speed it's a 1.1 ghz with a pentium 3 and 384 megs or ram with windows 2000 professional. When I play a movie it's almost like it plays in frames. Someone please help me

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:08 AM

Make sure you disable or turn off anything running the background. Sometimes things like aol messenger or any messenger will run in the background. Close any other windows that may be opened.

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 10:29 AM

Your disk drive may need cleaning.

You can buy a cleaning disk from walmart for a few bucks. It cleans with little brushes on the cd itself.

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 11:13 AM

I think that your system is a bit underpowered for video playing. As gatech72 says - stop everything running in the background and this should improve it's performance. This includes startup applications, running programs, and unneeded services.

A possibility that I've recently read about is setting up a different hardware profile just for playing video - but that's a bit beyond me right now.
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