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Why won't drive d open?

Drive D on my emachine t5082 won't open. I wanted to back up my computer and it said to insert a disk in drive d but it won't open.

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    I went to My Computer and the D drive is listed as Recovery but I'm not able to click on it. Does this mean it is dead?

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This is a common problem with old or poor quality DVD/CD players. Try going to My Computer, right clicking on the drive and selecting 'eject'. I this doesn't work then just replace the drive and all will be well. If the drive is not shown in My Computer then you must assume it is dead.

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