I have another problem which I would your help with. The way I keep coming back here asking for your help does make my PC sound a like a Frankenstein machine!
Anyway, straight to the point: I have bought a LG DVD rom and I installed it in my PC. The LG DVD rom can read CD, CD-R and CD-RW. The problem is the DVD rom can't read DVD discs, which is real bizarre. I tried three different kinds of DVD discs; 2 DVD roms and one DVD movie. I rebooted the PC and tried again, no effect.
The LG DVD Rom number is DRD-8160B.
My PC specs are:
Voodoo 3 3000 AGP
CD-RW (slave cd-rom)
I'm considering taking this DVD rom back to the shop and get a refund. Alternatively, I could get another DVD rom but the shop has a limited range of DVD roms. There's only 2 others - Samsung and Toishiba. Please excuse my spelling of brand names.
Do I require a MPEG decoder card? I have another video card, the PNY Vorto Geforce 4 MX440 which I will use for my first build of an AMD PC. I'm sure I don't need a MPEG card to read DVD Rom data except when I want to see a movie. Is this correct?
Should I consider the Samsung DVD rom or look elsewhere? The shop I bought it from is PC World (UK).
I am from Scotland, UK, in case you may think of suppliers.