i came across this website searching for ways to fix my DVD problem. http://www.techist.com/computer/topic/10156.html
<-this is the problem i am having. except i have two separate roms, one is a cd-rw and my dvd rom is a samsung sd-608.
my os is windows 98 se.
i use powerdvd to watch dvd.
and one of the advices from that thread is to dl another dvd player, so thats what i am doing at the moment. but i would love other suggestions and advices because this is really frustrating!!