DVD rom freeze up

brentl

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Ok Guys
I've got an Msi K7T-pro2a with the newest bios, 256 meg of Hyundai ram, a maxtor 15 gig 5400 HHD, and an ATI rage Fury Pro video card.
EVERY time I try to play I get to the Logo, then the menu, once I click the system freezes.
To explain this more easily let's use the Matrix as an example. When I go to play "are You the one"game I can get all the stuff to play until I get to then video clips then it freezes and I need to do a hard boot...CTRL-ALT-DEl does nothing.
Agp is set at 4times, aperture is 64, and the virtual memory is set at 1000 megs.
I can load anything from the DVD rom but I can't play DVDs.
Brent L
The DVrom is a no name Afreey unit. My ATI card has hardware decoding.
Help me please, any ideas would b e great.
 

SteveBjr

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What software are you using for your DVD ROM to play the
movies? I'd try a different one just for the heck of it and see if that works.
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brentl

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I've tried Win-DVD, the ATI HARDWARE dvd player, and the PC friendly interface.
Any more ideas?? I'm thinking it's the Vid card.
Brent L
 

SteveBjr

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Make sure you have DMA unchecked in Device manager.
I had a similar problem with mine, except i could play DVDs but they were very choppy when they played. I'd take a look at your bios and check the settings as well.
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del jones

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try using dvd station software & a hollywood magic decoder card. It solved my freeze ups with power dvd
 

tyler O

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Horrible to say, but try removing PCFriendly and your DVD software, then reinstalling only the software. You lose the PCFriendly capabilities, but I have run into so many compatibility issues on both of my systems that I had to take it off completely. It would lock every movie I tried after a minute or two. I have had no problems after removing it though. Best of luck.
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John Thomas

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Tyler has a good point about PCFriendly. It's anything but.
Also, try removing/reinstalling the multimedia sections. Check your video and sound drivers, a reinstall of those wouldn't hurt either in case they've become corrupted somehow.
 

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