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Have you tried deleting upper and lower filters for the device.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/EN-US/

You can also try;
Locate the cdrom.inf file and "right" click on it, chose install and reboot.
If you have SP2 installed the latest version will be in;
C:\WINDOWS\Servicepackfiles\i386

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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go buy a cd/dvd rom cleaning disk at your local electronics store and use it.

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