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Satellite C655 Won't Play Sound Anymore

Question: Satellite C655 Won't Play Sound Anymore

My Toshiba Satellite C655 won't play sound through my built-in speakers.

The sound is turned up, it is not muted, and the internal speakers are the default. I can plug in my headphones and it will work, but it won't come through the speakers. This is the first time I've had this problem and I've had the laptop for about 5 months now.

Please help!

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Answer: Satellite C655 Won't Play Sound Anymore


Please click with right mouse button on sound symbol in task bar and choose option layback devices.
Is option Speakers? listed there?
Is it set to ?default device?? If not define it as default device (right mouse button on it and choose option ?Set as default device?.

Please check all this and send some feedback.

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I have a C series and it was working fine yesterday. This morning i turn it on and you can hear it starting as usual and then the first screen (Toshiba screen) is visual and then it goes black with a hash mark at the top left corner and stays like it and wont move forward.

Any hints on how to get it working right?

Answer:Satellite C655 - Windows OS doesn’t start anymore

Enter BIOS settings please and check if HDD is listed and recognized properly. If yes set BIOS to default settings and try to start your notebook again.

Is result the same as before?

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I've had my laptop for 7 mos. and for the last 2 weeks, I have been trying to play netlix dvd's but they will not play. I put on an audio cd and it works. I can't figure out what the problem is nor the solution. I have tried to update the driver but it says it's up to date. Not sure what to do at this point. Any suggestions?

Also, I ran the toshiba diagnostic tool and it skips the DVD drive. Does that mean something?

Message was edited by: Gigi_3

Answer:Satellite C655 - DVD movies will not play

Have you noticed these problems with Netlix DVD?s only or using any original DVD movie?

Which player do you use for watching DVDs?

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I just purchased a Toshiba Satellite C655 and I cannot get any sound out of my external speakers.

I do, however, have sound from the small internal laptop speakers. I have looked at the configuration for the soundcard (Conexant CX20671) and cannot find any way to select an external speaker setup. I'm using the correct line-in jack (not the headphone jack) so I'm really confused as to what the problem is. Is this sound driver compatible with my external speakers (Logitech Z-540)?

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Satellite C655 - No sound on external speakers

If you are connecting the speakers using optical (SPDIF) or Analog?

What port did you plug the speakers into? You will need to use the Headphone Jack (Analog Stereo). The other one is usually the Microphone input jack.

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When it worked, dvds would automatically play on Toshiba HD DVD player. Now the disc whirls around a few times and then. Nothing, except for the odd one working.

If I click on DVD player on my desktop, a box comes up saying 'The specified drive cannot be located. Check the setting by going to Settings - Action Settings - Source, or otherwise check that the drive has been properly connected to the PC.

I haven't checked the Settings as I have no idea where to look for them but I presume the drive has been properly connected to the PC as it used to work perfectly.

Any help, or even a direction pointed in will be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Satellite P200-1EE won't play dvds anymore


Do you mean you cannot ready any DVDs using the Toshiba DVD player?
Did you try to use other software like VLC player for example?

I know that there is an update for Toshiba DVD player but I?m not sure if this issue is related to the Toshiba DVD player or to ODD (optical disk drive).
Therefore you should test if you can use other software.

Are you able to burn something on the DVD disk?
If not then a hardware problem could be possible?

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Dear members,

My 1 year old Satellite L350 14F doesn't play CD's anymore.. DVD's work fine.

I've tried to delete the LowerFilters en UpperFilters. The Upperfilters were deleted succesfully, but I couldn't find the LowerFilters.

After this I deleted the software and restarted my notebook, but also this didn't help.

Tried to open the CD's in safemode but this didn't work fine too..

Yesterday I went to the computer store and there they told me I had to download a drive from the Toshiba site. The guy adviced me to download the DVD-RAW drive. But this drive isn't available for the Satellite L350.

So, can anyone help me out?


Answer:Satellite L350 doesn't play Cd's anymore


I doubt that this has anything to do with the driver? the point is that Windows does not need any additional drivers! It already use the MS driver.

The reason why you CD/DVD drive does not read the CDs anymore could be different.
One reason could be a compatibility issue between disk and drive? not all disks would be 100% compatible? the other reason might be a laser lens malfunction? in many laser lens cannot calibrate properly and therefore the disk are nor readable?

In such case the ODD has to be replaced.

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My unit has stopped playing blue rays but will still play normal dvd's ok. When I insert a blue ray disc an error comes up which has logic layer in the top corner then a message saying " win dvd information service is not ready yet please try again later" I've done all the latest software updates etc.

Can anyone advise?
Cheers, Jeff

Answer:Satellite A660 - Cant play blue rays anymore

Hi Jeff

Do you use original preinstalled OS that you got with your notebook or own OS version?

Is WInDVD version that you use Toshiba preinstalled version?

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My Firefox won't play videos or flash content anymore. And looking at the troubleshooting/fault repair info in Firefox it says under Graphics that "Direct2D activated" and "WebGL Renderer" were blocked because of the graphics driver version.

I have downloaded a new version from the Toshiba website but a driver update doesn't find the new version.
I had briefly fixed the problem by installing the new driver from the file but it isn't recognised in the device manager.

An automatic update through Windows just tells me that the driver is up-to-date.
I have the Satellite T130-10G.

Would be great if anyone could help.


Answer:Satellite T130-10G: Firefox won't play videos or flash content anymore

Hmmmm..... as you know Toshiba doesn?t support third part software so I think your issue has nothing to do with Toshiba directly.

Can you see the same content using other browsers?

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Hello to the community

I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-788 that delivers more sound or in the jack or in the speakers, I am on Windows or Ubuntu. The whell sound doesn't change this situation. I think the soud card who is integrated on the motherboard is out of order.

What can I do?

Thank you

Answer:Satellite A100-788 - no sound anymore

>...more sound or in the jack or in the speakers
Sorry but I didn?t understand exactly what the problem is. Can you please describe more detailed what is wrong with the sound?
Can you change sound level using option for speakers in the taskbar?

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Have a Toshiba Satellite C655 which suddenly stopped working. Cannot get the system to boot. Tried pressing F8 for safe mode and get nothing, F11 for recovery does not work. 0 does not work, only F2 and F12 works. Do not have a recovery disk.

Win7 Home Premium on system and tried using Win7 Pro but will not repair the strtup files because it states not correct version.

Please help if a solution is available other than sending back to support.

Answer:Satellite C655 does not boot

F11 is not for recovery. You must try to enter ?Advanced boot options?.
When you start your notebook press F8 *SEVERAL TIMES.*

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My Satellite C655 has ablinking cursor and will not boot.

Any suggestions

Answer:Satellite C655 will not boot

Of course I don?t know why this happen and what have you done exactly.
Maybe more than one sentence in your posting would help to understand your problem.

Anyway, try please to press F8 after start-up and enter ?Advanced boot options?. Is this possible?
Can you start preinstalled OS in safe mode?

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ok, laptop wont start up just black screen with blinking curser, not command prompt. cannot restart in safe mode, same thing, can only enter system setup, and boot manager, f2 and f12, put in a startup disk, tried to restore from earler time, just get message saying it cannot be restored to this date, tried several, same thing. seems it started when my son hooked his smart phone up to laptop to update his phone.

Answer:toshiba satellite c655

trying to restore as i type, it was program called Kies mini (installed Kies mini)

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I am thinking of upgrading my Toshiba Satellite C655 with a faster CPU and am wondering if anyone can tell me which CPU's are compatible with this laptop? At this time it has a AMD V140 Processor 2.30ghz. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S50851. Thank you for any information you can give me.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite C655 CPU compatibility

As a general rule with laptops, CPU upgrades don't really give decent increases in performance. Increasing system memory to max allowed and installing a bigger faster hard drive will give you the most "bang for the buck"...

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Hi, I installed OS XP on my Satellite C655-s9521d notebook....I found all drivers accept VGA driver please help

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Answer:Need XP VGA driver for Satellite C655-S9521D

Unfortunately on US support page display driver for WXP is not available.

I have compared notebook specification with some European models and I think THIS driver can be installed on your notebook.

Please test it and send some feedback.

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I have never had a laptop before. Also new to windows 7. Trying to find the simplest way to burn a DVD from another DVD on this new laptop. I know I have to put the info from the DVD on to the laptop. And then burn it on to a blank DVD. I can put the DVD in to the drive. Thats a great start !!! I am looking for the simplest way to "rip" and burn. Even if it means downloading (hopefully free) burning software.

On my desktop CD burner it was pretty easy to burn from a CD to another CD. 2 trays and software to burn. I know this is more complex. I am somewhat computer challenged, btw. Thanks :)

Answer:Satellite C655 - Easiest way to burn a DVD

Hi lili60,

The most DVDs and CDs that you can buy are copy protected so I doubt you will be able to copy them. Usually you can only copy disks from friends with private pictures, music, etc. but common disks are copy protected.

For burning disks you can use the freeware tool ?CD Burner XP?. That?s really nice tool that provide all necessary functions for burning disks. You can download the tool here:

On the same page you can also find an online help how the program works.

If you have more questions, please let us know! :)

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When ever i try to use my DvD drive i get that error, im using "Satellite C655"

Answer:Satellite C655 - D/ application not found

And how do you use DVD drive?

Can you please describe your problem using more than one single sentence?

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How do I get a stereo mixer on this laptop so I can do online karaoke?
Got Satellite C655.

Answer:Satellite C655 Stereo mixer no available?


As far as I know the unit supports Conexant sound chip and as far as I know the stereo mix is not supported by Conexant.

Found this:
No Stereo Mix for Conexant HD Audio

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When I ran my AVG PC Tune up it said that "BAPIDRV" is missing. I went to the Toshiba Site and could find nothing. AVG Tune Up also said that without it computer could crash. Can anyone help me? I am lost. I have a Toshiba Satellite C655. Please help me! Thank you very much!


Answer:Solved: Help please toshiba satellite C655

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Hi gents,

I don't have any sound more after I have installed winxp home on my Pro 4600. I used the problem solve wizard but without any improvements. I have also installed the latest sound driver and bios.

Looking forward to some replies, .............Harry

Answer:No sound anymore after installing XP Home on Satellite Pro 4600


Check your sound properties if the option ?mute? is not enabled.
Check also if the volume controller at the notebook side is on.

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So just like 1000s of others I imagine, Windows 10 violated my C655. I believe it successfully wiped out any trace of Windows 7 for recovery. I even tried a disk I made with the same laptop a year or so ago. It tells me that it doesn't match the hardware. Nice. Tried the "0" at boot to refresh but I get an error code. Command Prompt pimp trying sfcconfig and diskpart. Nada. Zip. Last resort is to erase the hard disk, which may fail also. Will that be an even bigger pile of "ish" to deal with? Opening up a can of worms quite possibly? Will I be able to use my Win7 key located at the Windows sticker on the bottom of this brick? Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi Everybody

I?m from Ukraine. My friend bought laptop Satellite C655-S5507. After a week he got a black screen while turning on laptop. Laptop was bought in USA, and there is no possibility to send it in an official service center.
It seems to be that BIOS crashed. I have an experience in laptop repairing, and I?m sure that this is problem with BIOS.

I went on an official Toshiba web-site on support page, to get BIOS file (I'd like to use USB programmer, to flash the BIOS), but there are no such a model (C655-S5507). I've read that this model was produced for some stores in USA, and there are no official drivers for it and also bios file.

Please send it (BIOS file) there or on email ([email protected]) , because laptop without it will be sold by parts, and there are no possibility to repair it without original BIOS file :( .

Answer:Need BIOS file for Satellite C655-S5507

You are right. This is US notebook model. Problem is that I cannot find anything on this US support page.

My advice is to post this on US Toshiba forum and hopefully someone there will be able to help.

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The problem started a few days ago. My toshiba satellite c655 wouldn't boot. It hangs on the boot screen showing the windows logo and would beep 4 times then start again. I ran the utility to diagnose the problem and it said it couldn't find anything. I can enter safe mode and eventually my computer will stop beeping and will work normally. Yet, every time from then on my computer will hang on the windows screen and beep before it starts. I 'd like to the solve the problem before my computer completely refuses to turn on. I can't find the p.o.s.t. codes for my bios. I am wondering if my keyboard is the cause of this problem because most of the keys aren't working. I am using an external keyboard now.

System Info:
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite C655
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B940 @ 2.00GHz, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date INSYDE 1.20, 8/1/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.7
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

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Hello -

I have a Satellite C655 that I purchased and year and a half ago. Over the last few days the fan has been kicking in a lot more than usual. By this I mean the fan or ventilator on the left - the quieter one on the right is always on and pretty quiet.

I'm not running any big programs - just the internet or Word but it's been going on every 30 seconds or so and will sometimes slow the computer down and the little blue circle in Word 7 will start spinning around.

I'm hoping it's that the fan needs cleaning and I have no intention of taking anything apart to try it myself. I use the computer for work so I need it all the time and would have to do some scheduling to have Staples tech guys or Best Buy Geeks do it for me.

Can I use a vacuum on the underside and side vent to pull out any dust - would this help or am I asking for trouble? Is there any way to clean the fan without pulling off any of the covers/keyboard?

Any help is sure appreciated. This is my first post so if you need any other information, please just let me know. Thanks so much.

Answer:Satellite C655 - Can I use a vacuum to clean the fans?

Your only way to get it clean is using vacuum or compressed air and blow out the dust.
If notebook should be cleaned on professional way it must be disassembled. It is only way to get full access to all cooling modules. Please this should be done by authorized service only.

Anyway, try with vacuum.

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Sometimes when I wake my laptop up after sleep or hibernation the screen will be way to bright/high contrast to the point where I have trouble reading icon names on my desktop.

The only way I've found to fix it once this happens is to restart, then it's fine. It only does this once in a while.

It's pretty new, not even a year old, so I doubt it would be the back light going bad.
I was just wondering if anyone knew why this would happen and if it's something I should be concerned about?

I have a Satellite c655 running windows 7.

Answer:Satellite C655 - sometimes screen is too bright after hibernation


To be honest this is the first time that I read about such problems.
Are you able to change the brightness using Fn + F6 or FN + F7 while this issue happens?

But these FN button combinations controls only the brightness and this does not affect the contrast? so not quite sure if it?s really an setting issue?
In worst case your display could be affected? so maybe you should get in contact with an local Toshiba ASP in order to check the internal LCD.

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I'm asking this question from an alternate computer, thus no utility log. My Toshiba Satellite C655 laptop runs on Windows 7. Today it will not complete the boot-up process. I get to the Windows welcome screen and just as it appears to be going to the sign-on, the screen goes black with a white cursor. From this point, I can get nowhere. I can open in safe mode, but am unable to run any diagnostic from there. Help anyone?

Answer:Startup problem with Toshiba Satellite C655

I was able to get to the command prompt screen and used sfc scannow and the result was "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

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Let me start off by saying I am not very tech savvy lol

I have been having issues with this laptop lately. When I try to do updates on things such as Adobe and I have to choose between 32 or 64 bit, it recommends 32 bit, but I'm supposedly running on 64..

It takes forever to load pages on the internet, and now I can't even see video content through sites like youtube. I have all these services running that I don't even know what they are or if they should be running, can anyone help me get this laptop running better?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite C655 running horribly help pls

Hi, we need more info on your system, to begin 2 gb, on a 64 bit system is not going to cut it, you do need 4 gb of RAM, so this would be my first consideration.

Very hard to read your screen shots in a meaningful way, go to start search and type cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt copy paste:-

echo > 0 & tasklist /v >> 0 & net start >> 0 & systeminfo >> 0 & echo >> 0 & notepad 0
press enter, please copy paste the notepad outcome here.

BTW:- from the systeminfo cmd you can delete the windows updates(hotfixes) we don't need them, will reduce the size of the post.

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I was on the web then out of no where my computer shut off and when I turned it back on it started saying windows is loading file which it never says then took me to a start up repair menu and said it couldnt find the problem then I can click finish which shuts the computer off or cancel which takes me to advanced options or problem details. Please help some body

Answer:Toshiba Satellite c655 startup problem

This could be a memory or hard drive problem. Have the laptop checked out by a computer repair person

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I want to know if I can change my Toshiba satellite mainboard with one who I can change the video card and the main processor. So I want a mainboard with non-integrated cpu and video card . It?s that possible?

Of course that I want more powerful in the performance so I want to use in design and rendering programs.

Answer:Mainboard exchange on Satellite C655-S5549

Hello Roberto

Please don't understand me wrong but I?m afraid you are mixing something. All your questions would be understandable for me if this forum were related to individual hardware configuration for desktop machines.

We are discussing here about mobile units or mobile machines with very limited hardware upgrade possibilities. Specific design and special constructed cooling system designed for certain hardware platform don't allow big hardware changes.

With notebooks there is completely different strategy when you think to buy one machine. You must compare hardware configuration and price, of course. Choose the best one and buy it.

You cannot buy some cheap machine and later exchange almost everything inside. Mobile machines are not designed for something like this.
If you need powerful machine with good hardware I?m afraid you must sell your Satellite C machine (middle range notebook) and buy some more powerful notebook.

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My Toshiba satellite C655 battery refuses to charge and now indicates plugged in not charging What is the solution to this problem?

Answer:My Toshiba Satellite C655 battery does not charge at all.

Remove battery but keep the charger plugged in. Can you run your laptop now on the charger alone ? If your answer is yes, then your battery or its charging circuitry might be at fault.If your answer is no, then your charger is at fault.CoolGuy

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So the hard drive went in the C655.
I was able to copy the recovery partition to another drive. I wasnt able to get far with that.

I have restore DVD's how ever when I boot from the DVD's it says "Windows is loading files" hanges up for a minute then I get the following message. " Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.. This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.

If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.

Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred"

I have nothing plugged in...
Is my recovery DVD bad ? is my DVD drive bad ?
is there any other way to load the recovery DVDs ?
I'm stumped.

The hard drive is brand new so I have no recover options as far as holding 0 while turning on or F8 to recovery options.

please help

Answer:Recovery help needed for Satellite C655 - HDD died

Set BIOS to default settings and try to use recovery DVD again.

If possible test it please with original Microsoft installation disc just to see if the problem will be the same.

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from yesterday the FN+ESC that use for Sound Mute is not working, I have uninstalled VPN then system driver and then functions key utility, and after restart I installed it again VPN then system driver and then functions key utility, but not work?

+Message was edited: subject edited - model number added+

Answer:Satellite L755 - Win 8 - Sound Mute (FN+ESC) doesn’t work anymore

Can you please tell us which notebook model and which OS do you use?

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After i was update my Toshiba M40 (ATI) from default bios to version 1.5, my sound card (audio) was disabled...

I can't use audio - after reinstall of drivers - it's found a new hardware - but say - is broken...

What's up?

Answer:Satellite M40- after BIOS update sound doesn’t work anymore

Hello polewiak

I am a little bit confused with your BIOS update. I have checked the Toshiba download page and there are updates available but you must be careful which one you use.

Version 1.50 is designed for units with INTEL graphic chip and version 1.20 for units with ATI graphic chip. If I am understood you right you have updated INTEL BIOS version on your ATI unit. Am I right?

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I have relatively new Toshiba Satellite C655 and after spilling a (tiny) amount of soft drink on the upper left keyboard, the keyboard quit working completely.

After installing a new keyboard, most keys work except for the P, R, V, T, [, and Space keys. External USB keyboards work flawlessly. I bought another new keyboard and carefully replaced it, but the problem persists. After this, I tried updating the BIOS to no effect.

Is anyone familiar with this, and know how to fix the problem?

Answer:Satellite C655 - new keyboard doesn't work properly


I guess this issue did not appear in the past before the soft drink has been spilled on the keyboard. Right?

This means that this fluid is the reason for the keyboard problem.
I guess, both new keyboards are OK.

In such case the problem can be the motherboard or you used both keyboards which are not fully compatible. But I guess this isn?t really a problem.

Possibly you motherboard is affected?. :( but this is just an suggestion

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Toshiba Satellite C655 Laptop cannot restore to factory settings with or without OEM Toshiba rescue disc.
In short, I attempted to replace bad hard drive. First, I used spotmau to partition and format the replacement drive. Then, I changes the boot settings to usb dvd. I booted to the OEM Toshiba rescue disk to reinstall windows 7, 64-bit os. I used both a LG Super multi drive to install the rescue disk, and the laptop's actual optical drive/disk tray to no avail. The first of four disks did download. The second disk of four failed to complete the process. 
Can't read from the source file or disk. PREINST11.SWM
SIZE: 614  MB
Date modified: 10/31/2011 12:11 AM
Then when the system rebooted to windows, the following error:
The error, F3-F200-0002 An error has occurred. Please press [OK] to turn off the computer.   
I reattempted the re install process three times with the same results. 
Does anyone know how to successfully reinstall windows 7, 64-bit under these conditions? Thanks

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I left my computer idle recently and came back to find the audio was, you guessed it, not playing. I checked my speakers: on and plugged in. checked without them: nothing. i looked at the Volume Mixer and found that it wasn't registering my programs were making any sound at all. my sound driver is supposedly up to date or not needing an update (Conexant CX20671 SmartAudio HD). I tried reinstalling the driver (kinda? uninstalled it and checked for software changes) and restarting my pc (restart happened first), no avail. I was listening to music not a few min before, any ideas how to fix? Ill take any suggestions

Satellite C655
Windows 10 Home

Answer:Satellite C655 Audio Suddenly Not Working, Win10

Wow ok nevermind, a couple freezes and force restarts later it works..

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I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite C655 could I fix the hard drive input plug because somebody snapped it off and also the start button was removed off the board.

Could anyone let me know by email [email protected] if I can please explain how?
Also have a Toshiba U300 which is flicking screen then turns blue and switches off and on by itself.

Answer:Satellite C655 - how to fix the hard drive input plug?

> I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite C655 could I fix the hard drive input plug because somebody snapped it off and also the start button was removed off the board.

Do you mean the SATA connector on the motherboard? Is it broken?
Well, I don?t think its easy to fix. If something is broken on the motherboard, then mostly you will need an new motherboard or you would ask an specialist (electronics technician) for help.

> Also have a Toshiba U300 which is flicking screen then turns blue and switches off and on by itself.
Try to clean the cooling ventilators using compressed air spray. Mostly the notebook switches OFF automatically due to higher temperature? and cleaning cooling fans can help to get better cooling performance.

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My webcam suddenly stopped working again...when I try to start Toshiba Web Application - it says 'Web Camera failed to initialize - please check device and restart application or you computer'. This is the second time in a week this has miraculously started working again...but now its stopped and I cant get it to work and from I got my laptop my touch pad has been malfunctioning since the day I got it...just two months ago...the cursor just sticks and refuses to move.... HELP!!!!

Oh....since I changed to AVG Free 2012 from 2011 this has been happening...with the webcam...HELP!!!!

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My laptop doesn't power on after I do a windows shutdown.

After it completely closes, when I try the power button nothing is happening (neither a led, neither the screen or the vent. it doesn't start)

After I take out the power supply and the battery for one minute and put it back, when I try to power on - it starts.
I changed the RAM memory with good ones, same thing. I cleaned up the laptop and put high quality thermal paste on the processor.

The model is: Toshiba Satellite C655-S5128.
This thing it happens since I cleaned my laptop.
(I mention that I do clean up for laptops everyday, so I know how to do it)

Answer:Satellite C655-S5128 doesn't start - power on problem

The unit doesn?t power up since you cleaned the notebook?
Hmm? these sounds like something went wrong during the cleaning procedure.

I believe you that you have lot of experience in notebook cleaning and you know how to do that but obviously this time you made some mistake? sorry to say this?.

In my opinion the issue is related definitely so some hardware problem? I don?t know who you cleaned the unit and what parts (beside the CPU) have been removed during this procedure but probably one of these parts have been affected or don?t function properly.

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I bought this laptop for a great deal less than a month ago but the return policy was the first of January. On the 8th I spilled a water bottle by accident from doing some school work and not paying attention to how close it was. I know that it is a horrible choice to eat/drink around technology. I quickly turned it off, took out the battery, tipped it upside down to get some water out, then i took the keys off and dried it all underneath them, next i waited about 6 hours and was so worried i turned it back on and everything was working fine until I tried typing =( I knew i should wait longer so i turned it back off and waited 30 hours and it still wasn't typing right i.e press k kj90 comes up. Then I decided to just use a usb keyboard and do the rice thing to the actual keyboard. Now I am still using the usb one which can get annoying but I can live and it has been over 4 days since the accident occurred. Is it possible that it's still drying out some keys work but some of them type other letters that are close by it? Could I buy a similar model keyboard and replace this one? I called Toshiba and they said it wasn't covered and would cost $180 to get it replaced but I don't have that money. I have also checked online for the same keyboard replacement but I didn't find any but similar one's. Thanks

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Okay so I figured maybe my battery was bad and bought a new one and the same thing is happening. I will plug it in and it says its charging... Shows the battery going up and down like power is going through it... But the battery power keeps dropping. Seriously getting pissed off now. Im not gonna waste my time sending it into toshiba i might as well buy a new laptop at this point. Has anyone ever had this problem before?

Answer:Toshiba SATELLITE C655-S5504 says its charing but battery power keeps dropping.

Is the cord plugged into the laptop, along with connected to a a/c outlet that is powered on.

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When I put a cd in it says no audio device found. I have not got a user manual and do not know what the name of my sound card is. Can any one help. I have checked device manager it says all devices are working

Answer:Satellite 2100CDS will not play any sound


It sounds like the sound driver is not installed on your unit.
Did you see some yellow exclamation marks in the device manger?
If yes so you should install the driver.
As far as I know this unit has a ESS 1918S Sound Blaster Pro sound card (chip)
Please check the Toshiba driver website and download the right sound driver.


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I have an old 1690cdt that works quite decent. the only problem that i would like to resolve is that the sound does not work.

If I run windows media player it says "no audio hardware available". I can't play any mp3 either.

If I put an audio cd in the cdrom player it does play.

If i look at the system configuration, there is a crystal soundfusion cs4281 WDM audio installed. According to the specs this should be the sound card.

I tried updating the driver, but this doesn't work

Is there anything I can do, or is it just broken?



Answer:Satellite 1690cdt: sound issue - can't play any mp3


In my opinion the sound card is ok. You need only a MP3 codec for Windows Media Player. I use the Winamp application to play the Mp3 files. It?s very nice program, I?m very satisfied. Try to install it and check if it?s possible to play mp3.

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my laptop isnt playing sound through my speakers even though my laptop says there working fine, i get sound through headphones but no without them in, can anyone help me please?

Many thanx


Answer:Satellite L300 does not play sound through my speakers


Sounds like speaker issue.
What notebook do you have exactly?
Did you try to reinstall the sound driver?

Do you have an Realtek HD audio Manager in the control panel?
If yes, check the advanced options in the right upper corner.

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I bought my Toshiba Satellite L50D-B013 almost 2 weeks ago, playing fine, all of a sudden yesterday, anything i play, the sound will not work. The videos play, just without sound. I haven't changed any settings, I don't have any external chips etc. I ran a virus check to see if that was the cause but didn't come up with anything. I have noticed it will however play through earphones!

Can anyone help me out please? Or do i need to take back in?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite L50D-B013 wont play sound

Click please with right mouse button on sound symbol and choose option ?playback devices?.
There you will see listed device ?Speakers?. Please be sure it is set as default device and also properly enabled.

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I have a newly acquired Satellite P50T-A-115, upgraded to win 8.1, all drivers and upodates suggested are installed.

I get no sound on my home movie system, playing from my laptop, while the video is good.
The sound comes from the laptop internal speakers.

There is no other options than my internal loud speakers in the control panel.
I have seen similar questions for other laptops, but have not found suggestions useful.

Does anyone get this to work on a P50T-A-115 ?

Answer:Satellite P50T-A-115 after Win8.1 upgrade does not play sound over HDMI

Please check this thread

There was a similar discussion and issue could be solved by installing and updating the drivers in the right order and uninstalling the Intel WiDi as suggested by Toshiba.

Feedback would be appreciated.

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I have a toshiba Satellite P200-1JV and I'm using spotify (music player)
Some music is coming up as a sound card fault and will not play. Some play and it's a wee bit distorted.

Are there any sound card updates/drivers I should be downloading?

Sorry for being thick. And thanks for any reply's


Answer:Satellite P200-1JV Some music is coming up as a sound card wont play

Try resetting the Equalizer and other sound enhancements in the Music Player.

Also try updating the Sound Driver and BIOS from the Toshiba website.

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I am experiencing an erratic text insertion point.
When using MS Word, WordPress, or other typing endeavors, the text insertion point jumps around while typing.
The result is;

1) what I type is inserted into text that is already written,
2) text is placed elsewhere on the page, or
3) written text is erased --- this may be a few words or a whole paragraph.
Typing is like playing a game --- can you type and watch where the words are placed or erased and still finish a sentance.

I use a Satellite C655 which I've just purchased through BJ's, Word 7, Internet Explorer, and Word Starter 2010.
I don't like this version of Word, but my disk for Word 2003 will not install due to a "missing file" -- go figure.
It installs on my new desktop under Windows 7.

Any suggestions? Is this a problem such that I should return my laptop to Toshiba?
Since I am a writer, this problem is a severe one for me.

[email protected]

Answer:Satellite C655 - text insert point is erratic, misplaces and removes text


If your notebook use a old BIOS version, please update the BIOS to the latest state.
Furthermore you should disable the touchpad while typing.
In my case I touched the touchpad area accidentally while typing and therefore my cursor jumped to another line


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my pc suddenly stopped playing dvd's, when l try this error message comes up. hdreg run-time error'-2147221231[80040111]': Automation error classfactory cannot supply requested class. can anyone tell me how to fix please.

Answer:pc cant play dvd's anymore

I could be either a hardware fault causing a foftware mall function or the vice versa- Thats sounds good doesn't it? - all the angles covered1. Try a CD Drive cleaner - you may have one for the Hi Fi- A disc with a little brush and a bottle of fluid.2. remove and Reload the DVD,reading software3. Go to Control Panel/System - check the driver status.- If there is a yellow wotsit showing remove and reinstalTry these for starters.

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Here is my problem. Back in '07 I bought a box set of DVD concerts. Got them home they played fine. This was on an XP-SP2 system using the nero of that year. XP crashed and I had to do a complete reload of the OS. Since then these DVDs do not work. I am now using Windows 7. The DVDs are DVD-9 region code PAL4. I have software[AnyDVD] that overcomes the region code but both my DVD drives won't even acknowledge the disks are there. I have a Samsung 16x dvd player model SD-616E and a Benq DVD/RW model LS DW1655. I am confused because I distictly remember watching these vid, its not like DVDs erase over time. Anything that can help is appreciated.

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I get a message "format is unsuported" when ever I load a dvd cd.... even store bought dvd's won't play, .... anybody got any ideas

Answer:Sat A40: dvd cd's won't play anymore

First go to this website and download all applicable drivers and updates.[email protected]@@@1011990 [email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=cccdaddheeglkklcgfh cfkfdfngdggn.0

Then try the dvd's again. If they do not play at that point you can either take your portable to an Authorized Service Provider to change the DVD player, or you could use an external DVD player. Or you could even order a new DVD player through your ASP and install it yourself. Hope this helps.

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I have been able to play DoD for the last 2 years and about 3 weeks ago it would have texture problems and crash, so I updated my Nividia 5200 fx Drive, this did not work and my game would put my computer into power saving mode, Now it will just sit trying to connect to the server. I found these text documents, I have no idea what they really mean .

Module file name: C:\Program Files\GameOverlayRenderer.dll
Hooking SetCursorPos, GetCursorPos, ShowCursor, and SetCursor
Hooking DispatchMessage calls
Modules at GameOverlayRenderer.dll attach
01: hl2.exe
02: ntdll.dll
03: kernel32.dll
04: USER32.dll
05: GDI32.dll
06: ShimEng.dll
07: AcLayers.DLL
08: ADVAPI32.dll
09: RPCRT4.dll
10: SHELL32.dll
11: msvcrt.dll
12: SHLWAPI.dll
13: ole32.dll
14: USERENV.dll
16: AcGenral.DLL
17: WINMM.dll
18: OLEAUT32.dll
19: MSACM32.dll
20: VERSION.dll
21: UxTheme.dll
22: IMM32.DLL
23: comctl32.dll
24: comctl32.dll
25: GameOverlayRenderer.dll
Game is using D3D9, preparing to hook.
Game is using dinput.dll (dinput7), preparing to hook.
DirectInputCreateW hook called
hookDirect3DCreate9 called
IWrapIDirect3D9::CreateDevice hook called!
Trying to setup input hook...
Set input hook...

GameOverlay process started
Read 1644 bytes for texture 'Graphics/resizer'
Error: texture file 'Graphics/resizer_mouseover' does not exist or is invalid
Error: texture file 'Graphics/resizer_mousedown' does not exist or is inval... Read more

Answer:Cant play DoD anymore

I tried running the game again, it opens just fine i can select a server and it sits saying retrieving server info, and then DoD closed and I got
"Engine error"
Failed to lock vertex buffer in CMeshDX8::LockVertexBuffer

LTMsg: LTMSG.exe-bad image
The application or DLL C:WINDOWS\system32\nvwimg.dll is not a vaild Windows image. Pleace check this aginst your installation diskette.

RUNDLL32.EXE - Application Error
The application failed to intialize properly (0xc000012d).

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Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. Open Display in Control Panel, and then lower your screen resolution and color quality settings. To view the DVD Troubleshooter, click More Information the error message i receive when attempting to play a DVD. (other media playing software give similar errors)

i never used to have this problem and i have tried and failed to play dvds that previously worked in this machine!

i have tried all resolutions and colour settings like the error suggests but to no prevail.

i have a dell dimension 8400 with dvd rw which has worked perfectly for about 6months.

is it possible i have removed somehting that was needed to playback dvds? (the drive still works for audio and games etc)

Any ideas or suggestions ??!

thanks alot


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this just happened recently... my windows media player 11 won't play any dvd's... it pops up that i need to set screen res. and color resolutions.. what's up with this? Help anyone?

Answer:wmp won't play dvd's anymore?

If changing screen resolution and color depth doesn't help with anything try the VLC media player as an alternate player. VLC-MP has its own Mpeg-2 decoder and doesn't use dierectshow so its likely to work where WMP doesn't.

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i have been playing cod for about 1 yr now some reson it wont let me play a a demo(not the problem)so i decide to uninstall and install the game again after i uninstall it it still says uninstall where install should be?! plus i get error meages when i try going upto the game i mean b4 the main menu comes up ERORR! any1 else got this problem or any ideas would be amasing

Answer:cant play cod anymore ?!?

Are you saying that you un-installed the demo, or CoD?

What kind of error messages are you receiving? Are they about files missing, or are they related to the graphics of the game?

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Lately I have been having an issue with both Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player when I try to watch a DVD. In Windows Media Center it says "Cannot Play DVD: The DVD may be in use by another application. If all other applications are closed, the video resolution may need to be lowered or the display connection type does not support playback of the DVD." I have checked multiple times and have not found any other applications using the DVD. Also, I am not sure where I can change the settings it mentions but I didn't change anything recently and I have always been able to play DVDs before.

When I try watching a DVD in Windows Media Player it says "Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card." I don't really know what to do with this or how to go about fixing it. I haven't tried much.

I have to believe that something happened that caused both applications to have issues since they both stopped being able to play DVDs at the same time. I don't know what to do and I don't know what I did. Please help me, any advice or suggestion is welcome!

Thanks in advance everyone!

Answer:Can't Play DVDs Anymore

Do the dvds play in vlc player?

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when i load divx movies, they load all the way and i can't play them. i press the button play, and the button changes to the pause so its supposed to be playing but it stays on the one frame. i can even navigate to different parts of the movie but it won't let me play anything. and in itunes also, i can't play any of my songs. and online quicktime audio as well. i'm assuming its a codec problem? but, for all of these problems, no error message appears. it just doesn't play. i have uninstalled and reinstalled k lite codec pack and divx bundle(including divx codecs). i run microsoft vista premium 64 bit. it runs a nvidia geforce go 6150. please help. thanks

Answer:My media won't play anymore

Is Vista upgraded to Service Pack 2?

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after installing a new video card my MCE does not play recorded TV, Live TV or DVDs anymore. It will play for a few seconds, and then crash.

If I play a file of recorded TV with Windows Media Player, it works fine.

The card I installed is a ATI Radeon HD 5450, 1Gb.

I can still play recorded TV from my Extender, so functionality seems OK.

Any advice is highly appreciated!


Answer:MCE does not play recorded TV anymore!

Hello, i would check Device Manager in your Control Panel and make sure i had correct driver for it installed

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Hi all.As the title says I can't play mp3 files anymore.At first I thought it was a problem with Soundblaster because wmp11 did'nt seem to be able to play any files but it turns out wma files still play okay.Media Classic Player still plays all files as normal.Any ideas?Thanks

Answer:wmp11 won't play mp3's anymore

I'm not sure which WMP I've got but I was just going to post a similar question. My WMP will now ONLY rip WMA from my CDs even if I check the MP3 option.

Why is this happening? Did I select something somewhere by mistake?


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After installing QuickTime with my kid's I-Pod (I know - QT is a beast) all my media players (except VLC) lost the ability to render an MPEG file. Where all my players used to do just fine, I now get garbled pixels or black screen. I have tried uninstalling / re-installing QT, WMP10, Media Player Classic, as well as K-Lite - no luck. Luckily VLC works just fine, but I don't like having my system screwed up.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:MPEG won't play anymore :(

jroope said:

Luckily VLC works just fineClick to expand...

No surprises there.
Sounds like a codec issue? Have you tried un/reinstalling divx, or anything of the sort?

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Hi there, well basically I have just inserted a DVD into my drive and for some reason it doesn't work. I have tried with countless other DVDs which all worked. This has just started happening so i had no idea why. I went into device manager and it said i needed to update my PCouffin Device Driver. So i tried to do the automatic update thing where it browses the net to look for updates but it came back blank. I then google searched it to see if i could come up with a solution and a update because it was my understanding that the PCouffin driver had something to do with the DVD RW?

So I was just wondering if I need to update this driver for my DVD drive to work?

I'm on Windows vista home premium 64 - bit.

Thanks in advance any help would be most appreciated.

Answer:Can't play DVDs anymore.

you could try drivermax google it download it and run it you will have to sign up but it is not a problem as you need to to get the code to install the program once you have done this got to check on line they will list all your drivers and list the updates for your comp please note you do not have to take them all but you may find the one you need this is a free service and not a scam as i have used it myself and do not get any problems i would not give the info otherwise

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About a few months ago I can still play games like Combat Arms, Call of Duty 4, BioShock, and Dead Space at minimal performance. But now, I reinstalled the game to play it again and it just got stuck on the Starting Screen or just plain BLACK Screen! I can still play some MMORPG like Sword of the New World: Granado Espada or the recently Closed-Beta, Luna Online just fine. I don't know what I did wrong with my Dell XPS Laptop. Any help will be apreciated.

My System Specs:
OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model XPS M1530
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz, 1667 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 11/17/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"

Answer:I can't play my games anymore!?

The only thing I noticed with Vista and games is sometimes a game will load and you get to a black menu screen for the game. I play Silent Hunter 4 and the first time I loaded the game in Vista I had not issues at all. Me being me messed up how to handle admin account and user account so I did a clean install to start over. Once done I loaded Silent Hunter 4 again to play. No issues, loaded fine. I clicked to play and I got the load screen. Once I got to the menu of the game it was nothing but a black screen. I could hear the music and see my mouse cursor but nothing else. So, what I had to do was go to my videocard tweak program ( I just use the one offered by Nvidia, it works fine) and reset my video card to all the default values. Should be just a box to check and apply to reset to defaults. Once done, I ran the game and all was fine. I closed the game out and reset my videocard back up to the tweaks I like. My game ran fine every since. Give it a shot, it worked for me.

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Hi guys can you please recommend an App that will play my DVD files especially the .VOB I have had a look at VLC and Media player in the apps store but I don't like either of them and they was so cluttered to use with both of them and did not play the DVD either


DJ Steve

Answer:Can't play DVD's anymore suggestions?

If you're looking for a free player, this is for Win 8, but it would also apply to 10:

If VLC can ship a free DVD player, why can't Microsoft? | ZDNet

If you're looking for a paid player, I don't know what to recommend. Cyberlink PowerDVD is common, but I'm not fond of it, mainly because I've only used versions that were bundled with hardware and they had built-in limitations that appeared to be aimed at getting the customer to buy a full version of the program.

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Hello Anybody!

I recorded some video tapes to my hard drive using my 5 year old Win98 PC with an ATI All in Wonder card. The ATI software saved the video as avi files that work on the old machine just fine.

Now I have copied the files to my newer XP PC and when I try to run them with Windows Media Player, the player says it is looking for codecs on line but cannot find any to download, then it starts playing only the audio.

I have also tried Apple QuickTime with the same results, can't find proper codecs.
What next?

Answer:Can't play old AVIs anymore...

You will need to convert the AVI files to MPEG files. Download the free TMPGenc and it should do the job for you.

I have never used this software before so a backup before converting might be a good idea.

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Suddenly I am unable to view any of my movie files (.MOV) downloaded from my iphone over the last 6 years.
Windows Media Player just says it cannot play this file. Quicktime gives error -2048. They all use to play fine.
What is even weirder, I go into the directory and just hover over the file name (no clicks) and it chucks me out of the folder and straight back to the desktop - this only happens on some files.
Any help would be much appreciated - not too technical please.
Many thanks.

Answer:Cannot play .MOV files anymore

try with VLC player
possible loss of codec in media due to an update

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I am experiencing a problem which I've never encountered before. When I insert a DVD the window(or Wizard?) that says "Windows can perform the same task each time you insert a disk or connect a device with this kind of file" no longer opens. When it was working properly I usually checked "play with PowerDVD". I do a lot with video and DVD rendering so I did not check the "always do the selected action" box.
Now when Insert a DVD a window opens with two folders: AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. I know what these folders represent, I just don't want that window opening. If I can Get the right window(Wizard?) to open up again when I insert a DVD I'm confident my problem will be resolved. I know what to click on in the VIDEO_TS folders to get the DVD to play but I have to use Nero to view it and do a lot more clicking. Needless to say this has also made the use of Virtual Drive less than joyful to work with!
Any help in resolving this issue would be greatly apreciated.
P.S. the issue seems to have arisen due to the install of Pinnacle Studio 11 ultimate

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I have a windows vista and just recently my computer has stopped being able to play any kind of cd that is inserted into the drive. It does not even show up when I click "My Computer." It does not load at all and does not show up on any application. What's wrong with my computer?!

Answer:My computer won't play CD's, DVD's, etc anymore

Have you tried using the Resource CD provided by your manufacturer to install a driver that allows you to run CDs?

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Hey guys,

Recently my graphics card wont run anygames anymore.It loads
the main menu of a game but when its finished loading a map or mission the computer crashes and a the screen was messed up and a error came up saying that the driver couldnt load normaly and restarts. It was working fine a few hours ago with all the latest drivers. Ive reinstalled the drivers and swaped it with another graphics card. By the way its a geforce fx 5900 agp. Any help apreciated

Answer:Cant play games anymore

Is the GFX fan spinning normally? Check your GPU temps.

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I have an Apsire E-15 model number E5-517-55BZ. The problem I am facing is that anytime I try to rip a CD onto my computer using the disk drive... nothing happens. I hear the motor inside the computer moving, but then nothing comes up. This is a problem I only noticed AFTER I updated to Windows 10. I don't know if there i a correlation, but suffice it to say I Used to be able to rip CDs onto my computer but am no longer able to. When I open the File Folder Explorer and click on "This PC" I don't see the CD Drive icon appear anymore either. I'm not sure if this is a hardware problem-- like maybe I need a new drive. Or if it's possibly a software issue relating to the update or some other issue.Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Bit bizarre this one, a week ago I was able to play games normally, now every game I try that requires a disc in the drive stops responding and fails to run, (despite running the intro) this is in Windows 98. I've tried reinstalling from the other disc drive, disabling my virus scanner (AVG), disabling practically everything running in the background, all to no effect. In the week since I last succesfully played a game I don't recall installing any new software, just updating my virus scanner. Any idea's anyone, cos this is driving me crazy.

Answer:Games won't play anymore

Presumably any software that also uses a disk won't work. I take it that it is not just games. Can you play CDs?Could it be that driver for the CD/DVD player is corrupt? Reinstall driver with anti virus off.If you have goback installed, you might be able to restore to a previous time, before the updating.

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do not know what happened, seems one day I could play my games and the next not  no idea why

Answer:win 7 cannot play games anymore

Me either...More details please as it could be a number of issues...

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I dont know what happened, but my dvd drive wont work anymore. everytime i put a dvd in it acts like it can't read it. it wont even play dvds that used to work. my player is set in the right region so i dont know what to do. it wont play anything... please help.

Answer:cant play DVDs anymore

DVD players die sometimes.
Will it play CDs?

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hi im trying to get rid of system integrity scan wizard and some other pop ups that are making my game drop down during online game play here is my log any help is appriciated

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:53:43 PM, on 4/7/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys EasyLink Advisor\LinksysAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\PhotoShow 5\data\Xtras\mssysmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe
C:\Program Files\EMS Free Surfer Companion\fs30.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs... Read more

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Hi, i have a small problem with my A300 laptop. On the left bottom corner of the laptop it says the word Satellite. It always used to be lit up but now for some reason it doesn't. I didn't change any settings that made this happen. Did the light die on me already after less than 4 weeks? Or maybe there is a way to turn it on/off? It's obviously something small but it does irritate me.


Answer:Satellite A300 - The word Satellite doesn't light up anymore

Maybe it was turned off?

Perhaps there is a Toshiba Utility or BIOS setting that can turn it back on.

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I have had the following message when wanted to watch flash files (ie youtube):Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player. I have checked that the 2 subsections to enable flash files were ticked as enabled and I have also installed the latest version of Adobe Flash or so I thought.After I donwload Adobe Flash I can't find it anywhere and when I look at it in the uninstall option it doesn't mention a size. I think it's not downloading properly or rather not installing properly as it says at the end of the download process that it has finished.Has anyone had the same problem and more importantly does anyone know how to solve this?Thanks in advance,Hein

Answer:I can't play flash files anymore

click here

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Now my computer is quite old... i'll be the first to admit that, but up until recently i was still able to play DVDs on it. Now when i plonk my DVD into my DVD drive, the drive appears to be working away, but then eventually nothing happens.. it doesnt even say a dvd is in the drive in my computer. This confuzzles me as it still reads CDs.
I reckon it might be somthing to do with my DVD decoder or something like that, my DVD drive is a "QSI DVD-ROM SDR-081".

Any help would be great as i recently was hired for Blockbusters, and as a result i have a lot of free DVDs i want to watch!


Answer:DVDs won't play anymore... :confused:

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I have a Emachines M5309. The cd-rom refuses to play anything now. It would try to read the disk and hum really loud and fast like it was going to fly off, then stop. The only thing that happened before it was that I had tried playing some DVDs that weren't burned right. Then after that, the drive wouldn't play anything.

I've seen this happen on other laptops before. I've noticed that it tends to happen with disks that have paper labels, and wonder if the paper label adds too much weight to the disk and causes the error reading it. But in those cases, the cd-rom works again if I put in another disk. Now, it doesn't read anything.

Can someone help me with this?


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I checked the gateway manuals and there's no information on this.

Answer:My netbook won't play audio anymore?

Can I have the model of your netbook?

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Good day everyone

I have windows 7 64bitOS

My DVD drive for some reason won't play DVD's anymore.
It does recognize and but it won't ope it.
Once i click to open DVD i get message

"This file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action.Please install program or create an association in the Default programs control panel.

I really can't figure out what is going on. I did some Google research but no luck.

Anyone knows what it could be?

Thank you

Answer:My DVD drive for some reason won't play DVD's anymore

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Hello, I need someone to help me with this. I have homeschoolers at home that have used this PC for watching their DVD with success, however, today they were not able to run the DVD anymore. It says that there is no disc in drive E when there is one.  I tried restarting the PC, Shutting it down, and finally reset the PC with no success. I believe that after resetting it, I lost the Power DVD 12 option to play the DVD. Do I really need to purchase it now to have it installed again or can I just use the windows media player. When i choose the windows media player it is also not able to play the DVD. Somebody please help...

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every time i try to play a DVD on my computer, the programs crash on me.... programs like Realplayer, PowerDVD, InterActual Player, Windows Media... and i was able to play DVDs a few weeks ago... does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can fix this?

Answer:My computer won't play DVDs anymore...

Sounds like your dvd drive has been locked to a diifirent area for diffirent dvd playback. open your driver's properties. make sure no disk is in as you'll open the disk properties instead. go to dvd-region tab. i believe that yours is locked. find what region is locked to. the dvd's of that region you can play normally. to unlock it ur looking for firmware update of the drive, good luck!!

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I put the disk in and nothing happens, media player doesn't run auto run doesn't work. I tried everything to get the dvd player to work. It won't play any disks at all

Answer:why can't I play DVD discs on my Windows 10 PC anymore?

That's cause Windows 10 did not support playing DVDs out of the box.Therefore Microsoft offers the app Microsoft DVD Player in Windows Store.AFAIK, Microsoft DVD Player not free.But you can use any other free player like VideoLAN Client.

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Hello any help would be appreciated.... i'm not very technical so please keep it simple!

Laptop: Equium A200-1VO
Model: PSAF5E
Os: 32 bit Windows Vista Home

My laptop will no longer play DVD's or CD's...
Bootable CD's work ok but when I insert other disc's they do not seem to be recognised. I have tried playing original movie DVD's and CD's on Toshiba DVD player, Realplayer and VLC media player. I do not get an error message and in my 'computer' I can see 'DVD RW Drive (D:)'

I have searched other threads and followed the advice given. But nothing has worked, so far I have:
- removed upper and lower filters
- updated sound driver
- updated BIOS
- reinstalled realtek High Def Audio Driver

Any advice welcome! Please HELP!

Confused Chick

Answer:Equium A200 - won't play DVD's / CD's anymore

If CD's work in DOS but not Windows, then its usually the filters. Did you do it properly? Did you reboot after removing the filters? Please double check this:

Otherwise it could be other software causing it, maybe your Security software is denying access to the drive? Perhaps a recent driver (such as a USB device) is conflicting?

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I've tried playing with different players and downloading from other browsers. Nothing's working. I was able to play files that were still downloading just fine but now it says the file is opened in the browser. What could the issue be?

Answer:Cant play downloading files anymore

Try click here

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I have been playing vice city on and off for the past 6 months on my computer and then all the sudden today, it loads halfway then freezes. I have only gotten 31% through the game, I **** around a lot, but I mean what is with this? I didn't do anything in between the last save and loading it up to freeze on my computer.

Answer:vice city won't play anymore

Hello & welcome to Major Geeks

Have you been playing it on Vista Business for the whole 6 months?

Or did you install it since you last played?


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My PC is half year old. This problem started about half year ago. If PC idle the GPU diode temperature is 85-90 and CPU is 40-50. But if i start some game, Ex: Street fighter 4 or something newer the temperature starts to go higher. GPU goes 100-110 and CPU to 90+ and then PC shuts down. What should I do to solve this problem. Check mby CPU thermoplasma or buy some new coolers? I have cleaned it recently.
OK TY. Sry Im not english.

Answer:temperaturee are high and cant play anymore.

So this has been happening ever since you got it? Is it a pre-built system or one you built yourself? Both the video card and CPU temps are too high and you can actually damage, if you haven't already damaged the hardware by letting the problem persist for so long.

Have you checked to make sure the fan on the video card is working and the heatsink isn't loose? It'd would also appear that the CPU heatsink isn't installed correctly or the fan isn't working. What case do you have and what kind of cooling fans do you have?

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about 3 days ago, i was just on the computer. I went on the internet, tried downloading adobe after affects, and played minecraft. after awhile i got bored so i turned off my computer. When i decided to go back on later, i couldnt play my only 2 computer games which are wizard101 and minecraft. Internet, videos and other programs work just fine. Its just wiz101 and minecraft.
When trying to open wizard 101 i get 3 errors (see attached file). After all those messages go away i can type in my username and password to start the game, but it just tells me i am unable to connect to wizard101.
For minecraft, i have 2 different minecrafts installed. One of the minecrafts let me enter my password and username and begin playing the game, but after that the minecraft window just goes black and stays like that. When trying to play the OTher minecraft i get this error -
Java Virtual Machine Launcher 
Error: Invalid or corrupt jarfile C:\Documents And Settings\Victoria\Desktop\Mineshafter-proxy.jar
ive tried uninstalling and then re-installing minecraft, thats all. It did not work though. I havent tried anything else yet. I have a windows Xp. If you need anymore info on my computer or need me to be more clear about some things, please let me know. Thank you.

Answer:I cant play certain games on my computer anymore?

Required reading : .
Me, I would try running the sfc /scannow command, to repair/replace damaged system files.
How To Use SFC Scannow to Repair Windows System Files -

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I have a thinkpad x201 which ran perfectly fine until a day before i updated my VLC with the latest version and now it stopped playing everything with 720ps on it. I tried updating the codecs and reinstalled VLC again, tried codecs of windows media player but nothing seems to work. Can anyone help me on this? I dont think it is a hardware problem because the same videos ran perfectly fine the day before.,

Answer:720p wont play anymore

run a windows restore to a date before the changes

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My CD rom doesn't want to play any CD. The drawer opens and closes, The LED light blinks, But nothing happens! the Cd ROM shows up in 'My Computer' but when I click on it, error message "Device isn't ready" comes up. I have Windows 98. I've thought about removing the driver and rebooting but I have heard some horror stories about this, how safe is it?

[This message has been edited by Tovic (edited 12-10-2000).]


Very safe. But probably won't help.

Make a Win98 startup disk (Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk) and boot with it. It will tell you the drive letter assigned to your CD.

Make sure a good data CD is in the drive and at the A prompt type E: (assuming E is the CD) and then type DIR. If you get an error message, the drive has died. You can try cleaning it of course...

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I had a probelm which required me to delete some keys in the registry and by mistake i delete a wrong one. As a result when i now play DVD it comes up with error message:

Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings.

I know u need to be carefull so i made a system restore but it wont work. Does anyone know what i can do? DVDs now only work on VLC player. I have done a repair with the special CD but still no luck? i have tired to reinstall WMP (11) but same result. i do have codecs.

thanks in advance

Answer:WMP wont play DVDs anymore

I can help you get it to work again... But I need to know "what" codecs you already have installed.

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Yesterday when I tried to watch a FaceBook video, the message "sorry, we can't play this file on your phone"(something like that) popped up and I couldn't watch it. No biggie, I can live without facebook videos. But then I went on youtube to watch a video, and it also didn't work! It said: Invalid source. I rebooted my Windows Phone (Lumia 820, WP8.1) And it still didn't work. I was about to step on my bike and put some music on, which then ALSO didn't work! And before I rebooted it my music was playing! When I try to open the old school music hub, it just instantly sent me to the home screen. When I try to open the new music hub (which is- sorry, utterly awful) it lets me scroll trough my music for a few seconds and then also closes itself.
Anyone, please help me ASAP.

Answer:Why can't I play media files anymore?

If u are really facing such a big problem then better reset your phone

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