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My computer does't read my cd or dvd

Is a PresarioCQ50-139WM a week old.
I don't see the E drive in my COMPUTER.
Also if I try to send any file or picture from my old Dell desctop computer to the new nootboock is telling me tha the C drive doesn't have inoff space even the have: 139GB free
Please hel me

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Carlos H.

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