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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:42 PM
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Question on my computer
I have two dvd movies that have an extra dvd disc with bonus stuff on there and this disc you can put in your computer and do stuff on there. I put in the dvd disc but nothing happens when I do. Does anybody know what's wrong and why nothing happens when I put in the disc? Thanks in advanced.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:43 PM
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1. Have you used the DVD drive before?
Sometimes you may have two drives and one is only active....
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:45 PM
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2. I don't think so
I haven't ever bought a DVD before that has the extra computer stuff on it so I haven't ever tried it before. It just doesn't do anything. I install it in the regular CD-rom compartment and it doesn't do anything. :shrug: Do I need something special for it?
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:51 PM
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3. You need a DVD drive
to do anything with a DVD. A CD drive won't read a DVD.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:53 PM
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4. Ah perhaps that's it
Anyway of knowing if yours has that capability? We can burn and play DVR's.
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pk_du Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:55 PM
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5. Double-click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop
that should show the DVD-drive (as well as the other drives)

Then double-click on the DVD-drive...it should open up a window with the contents of the DVDdisc...look for something like
main.html - and right-click on it and choose "open"
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:04 PM
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6. I just see a CD drive
:( Can you get an add on component for your computer for the DVD drive?
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:21 PM
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7. Something like this.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:22 PM
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8. Thanks
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 08:25 PM by FreedomAngel82
I'll have to book mark it. Oh and is that easy to hook up to your computer or do you need someone to do it for you?
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:35 PM
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9. Depends. I could do it in maybe 15 minutes.
This is one of those things that is easy if you know how. You need to open the case of your computer, mount it in an open bay and plug some wires into it.
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:13 PM
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10. Thats an awfully expensive DVD-ROM drive.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 09:15 PM by Jazzgirl
You can get a really nice CD/DVD burner for that price. I would go for something like this if all you want to do is read.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

On edit: They are pretty easy to hook up if you know what you're doing. If you've never done it before but you can follow the directions, its still pretty easy.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:38 PM
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11. $20?
Seems awful cheap to me. How's the reliability?
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