Fix: DVD Won’t Play on ASUS Laptop

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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Many of us enjoy watching DVD movies on our computers, but it seems that DVDs won’t play on ASUS laptops for some users. This seems like a big problem, but fortunately for you, there’s a solution available.

What to do if Asus Laptop Won’t Play DVDs

In previous versions of Windows you were able to insert a DVD movie and watch it on Windows without any third party software, but now Microsoft decided to change that. Windows 10 doesn’t allow you to play DVD movies without using a third party software.

If you want to use the official software, you can download and buy the DVD application from Windows Store, but without that application you can’t play any DVD movie on your PC. So what can you do?

  1. Download third party media player that supports DVD playback
  2. Use Windows 10’s built-in troubleshooter
  3. Update your computer
  4. Run a SFC scan

Solution 1 – Download third party media player that supports DVD playback

As we said earlier, Microsoft has decided to change its policy, and now if you want to play a DVD movie on your computer you’ll need to buy Microsoft’s official DVD application. This came as a shock to many Windows users because this feature has been free in all versions of Windows for years.

However, this only affects the default Windows applications, you can still play a DVD movie using a third party media player such as VLC for example.

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You don’t have to use VLC player, instead you can use any other third party multimedia player that supports DVD playback. If you don’t want to use any other third party solution then your only option is to buy official DVD player application from Windows Store.

We have to admit that this is a confusing move by Microsoft, and many users aren’t satisfied with this change related to DVD playback. Fortunately for you, if you’re having this issue, all that you have to do is to download and install any third party multimedia player and you’ll be able to watch any DVD movie on Windows 10.

For more information on the best DVD media players, check out this guide.

Solution 2 – Use Windows 10’s built-in troubleshooter

If you installed a third-party media player that supports DVD, yet the problem persists, try running the built-in audio and video troubleshooter.

  1. Go to Settings > Update > Troubleshoot
  2. Run the “Playing audio” and “Video Playback” troubleshooters

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Solution 3 – Update your computer

If your ASUS computer still fails to recognize or play your DVD movie, try installing the latest OS updates on your machine. Microsoft regularly releases updates to Windows 10 computers in order to improve the OS stability and fix various issues, including DVD rendering bugs.

Go to Settings > Update & Security > click on the “Check for updates” button and install the available updates.

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Also, if you installed any DVD recording programs, try uninstalling them. Quite a few users confirmed that this quick workaround helped them fix the problem.

Solution 4 – Run a SFC scan

System file corruption issues are extremely annoying as they can affect the overall functioning of the OS. The quickest way to fix system file issues is to run a SFC scan.

  1. Open Command Prompt as administrator > enter the command sfc /scannow > hit Entersfc scannow
  2. Wait until the scanning process completes > restart your computer.

These quick workarounds should help you fix the issue where your ASUS computer fails to play DVDs. If you came across other workarounds that our readers could use to fix this problem, let us know in the comments below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2015 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.