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My computer does not recognize my cd's, only recognizes memory sticks, cannot download pc tutor learn windos vista or any other cd's.

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Drop a factory made music CD into the drive while the computer is on. Most CD Readers have a small headphone jack on the front face of the drive. After you drop a music CD in the CD reader plug in a set of headphones in the headphone jack (if your CD reader has one, some of the newer one don't have this feature) and see if you hear music. A CD reader will play a music CD with out you doing anything to your computer or the CD reader. If you do hear music the CD reader is most likely good and it will be a problem with a driver or a physical connection to the computer (physical connection = data cable going to the CD reader isn't pushed in all the way in the connector on either the CD reader or the motherboard).

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First go to my computer see if drive shows up…
second (figuring it didn’t) go to control panel -> System -> hardware(tab) -> device manager
third check to see if little (!) is on the tiny pic of cd-rom drive if so you have a driver problem and need to reload it off your system restore disk or windows disk (do this by right-clicking on cd-rom, -> properties
and click roll-back driver first, when that fails click re-install driver and do that…
fourth after doing that and restarting, and the comp STILL fails to see it, open up comp. take plugs out the back of cd-rom and look at them (shouldn’t be dusty on inside, make sure no burn marks on power cord plug-in) then plug back in snuggly… restart again and see if that works… if not…
fifth…. go to comp store and buy cd-rom for >$20 (if that much)
best-buy, walmart, online at tiger direct, etc.

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