play DVD and system blue screens

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Chris Williamson, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. HELP!! everything works in any media player i've downloaded and tried
    EXCEPT DVD movies. i can play dvd rom games, play cd's, watch the
    pre-installed videos that come with the players.......just not actual dvd
    movies. i'll pop one in and maybe the submenus will appear, but then it
    blue screens with a message of "a thread tried to release a resource it did
    not own". i have the dvd regions correct, a higher grade computer i built,
    and all my drivers are updated. i've googled the hell out of this with no
    luck. they're normal, real movies too- not burned or anything. please help
    if you can. thanks!

    Chris Williamson, Jul 13, 2007
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    Spirit Guest

    Spirit, Jul 13, 2007
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  3. Chris Williamson

    Spirit Guest

    Also try a 3rd party DVD player software.
    Spirit, Jul 13, 2007
  4. Chris Williamson

    freddy Guest


    Vista records errors in a report. Review the report: Start > Maintenance >
    Problem Reports and Solutions. Peruse the report for errors contained
    therein and focus of any steps recommended to resolve the problem. The
    report may disclose a Stop error, which has this type format: 0x0000000X. Or
    it may have a number like Code 218 (just example), by which you can search
    for an indication of what this problem is. Oftentimes, these type BSODs are
    related to memory (RAM) issues of some type. The error reference to
    "resource" implies RAM resources. But that's just an assumption. Post back
    on what you find.
    freddy, Jul 13, 2007
  5. Chris Williamson

    dbworkmansr Guest

    Chris, I have the same problem.
    I have two DVD drives, one reg 1 and 1 reg 2, sometimes when i put the wrong
    reg in the wrong drive the system would blue screen and crash. Now every DVD
    crashes the system. Movies I own I copied to a hard drive tell me the movies
    are for a region I cannot view. I have a dual boot system, and no problems
    with the same movies on the drive booth systems use, in the XP system.
    Vista is a program, that was released before its time. With the various
    drivers that were necessary to enjoy the system, are long in coming, such as
    Creative. One day this will be a good system, after I reinstall it and there
    is a service pac released. There is no way to repair windows programs, IE:
    Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player. Your stuck. Can't repair or remove
    as in other operating systems. This must be addressed.
    Right now, Windows XP is far advanced in ease of operation, and the time
    that Vista uses for backup, which is worthless on a dual boot system.
    dbworkmansr, Aug 2, 2007
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