Issue is that dvd does not play correctly. The cursor and control panel "FLASHES" as a cars directional signal does using VLC player. For WMP 9 the title photo IS displayed as are the title list, the control panel indicates playing but there is NO dvd picture. I am using cdec 7.9 from COLE2K.net, the only one that works. It is NOT the drive, I doubt it is the player, the PLAYER MENU appears with a list of players, it is NOT the dvd itself, as the disc and same player will work in other systems. I doubt it is the board since the system works in all other respects. On board audio works. All 3 drives are detected. It is not the ribbon. Both drives are set to CABLE SELECT as always. This is a mystery to me. This is a spare tower so I can live without a player. I even removed and reinstalled PLAYER 9 on the off chance that the player was bad. Swapping hard drives does not sove the issue either. Reloading the OS will probably not work either, plus I dont want to mess up a working system. I used my new xp cd for sp3. Results no different than sp2 cd. Sp3 needed to be installed later as was IE8. All help welcome.