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Old 01-02-2007, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sony DVD RW problem

My Sony DVD RW DW-D26a will not play DVDs. It recognizes them, and I can begin to play them, but once they get going the sound and video is very very choppy, to the point that it is un-watchable. The mouse lags a little also. This never used to be a problem, it worked fine for a long time, I'm not sure what changed it.

I've tried using PowerDVD and Windows Media Player to play the DVDs, both experience the same problems.

What's going on?


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Old 01-02-2007, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How much stuff have you got running in the processes tab, close all the (user) started programs (user is your username) and try to play it then.

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Old 01-02-2007, 10:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What OS do you have, as mentioned above while checking your running processes, also check your cpu usage. do ctrl+alt+del , click task manager, then performance
the pc at a steady state with nothing running but the OS and maybe your AV prog, should be around 2 - 12 % of the cpu.
If it is really high you may have a rogue or broken program or a virus / spywae / trojan.
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