Resolving Windows® 7 not Playing DVD Issue
Are you not able to play DVDs on your Windows 7 system? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the ideal operating system for all kinds of users. This includes users who like to use their computers for entertainment purposes. Windows 7 comes with many advanced features such as Windows Search (to find files on the hard disk quickly and effectively) and even the latest version of Windows Media Player has been incorporated into the OS. Thousands of other multimedia playback applications can be also installed and used with the OS. DVDs have become very popular in the recent past. DVDs can store very large amounts of data and they are ideal for watching movies. Windows 7 supports DVD playback and users can play any data or video DVD with ease in their systems. However, there are some issues that might come up when playing DVDs on Windows 7. Such problems include errors messages intimating users that the DVD cannot be played, DVD playback freeze, system not recognizing DVD in the tray, system restarting when DVDs are being played etc. Your Windows 7 system might not be playing DVDs because of many reasons. They include problems with the optical drivers, issues with system files associated with the optical drivers, problems with the DVD drive etc.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to solve DVD playback issues on Windows 7:
- Check optical drivers
- Repair operating system/ application
- Run antivirus program
Check optical drivers
Like other hardware components on your system, even the optical drive requires drivers. Drivers are the communication link between the Windows 7 operating system and the optical drive. All Windows 7 users having DVD playback issues are advised to check the optical drivers that are installed on the system using the device manager. If the drivers are found illegitimate, incorrect or outdated, they would have to be replaced with suitable ones to solve the issues.
Repair operating system/ application
If some of the system files associated with the optical drivers or the DVD playback application installed on Windows 7 get damaged or corrupted, then the DVD playback functionality of the OS would be affected. In such cases, users would have to repair the OS (using the default OS repair tool) and if the problem with the application cannot be solved, the application would have to be reinstalled to solve the problem.
Malware are known to cause many problems with the working of computers. If your Windows 7 system gets infected with a bad malware, it is possible that the malware is preventing the system from playing DVDs. Malware cause such problems so that users would not be able to repair or install any security software using the DVD drive. Removing the malware using an updated antivirus program would resolve DVD playback issues caused by malware.
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