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PROBLEM WITH MY DVD DRIVE

I recently discovered that my i couldn't play cd's on my cd-rom drive. It's icon shows that it is in an error state in the device manager section. The computer tells me it can't read the software. The lens is ok it reads the disks but the autoplay sign doesn't pop-up. what do you think


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You need to either re-install windows or just repair it using Windows disk if you don't wanna suffer from data loss.

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