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CD-Rom cd-dvd Rom reads only music discs plus shows all titles through explorer and my computer driveE: Data discs will not read or show any data on window explorer.Inluding of autorun. PLease, any suggestions

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Shut down PC & disconnect the wide flat data cable connecting the device to the motherboard. Boot the PC and do nothing. Shut down again and reconnect the cable as it was. If possible replace the old cable with a fresh one.
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