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Problems with my CD-RW\DVD-R

Ok, first, good day to you. Now to the problem, my cd-rw\dvd-r combo doesn't read any data dvd (games, data, and so on). The funniest part is, that it does read dvd video disks and normal cds. Any suggestions?

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Re: Problems with my CD-RW\DVD-R

Maybe it's time to replace but try this last thing before opening the trash can lid:- Go to my computer>properties>hardware>device manager and look down the list for your cd/dvd drives and click the '+' sign then highlight your dvd drive and right click to delete. Restart the pc and windows will find the drive again automatically and install the drivers.

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