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The ROM reads DVDs but does not read CD.

Suddenly my vaio has stopped reading the CD & stopped writing them as well however it reads the DVD perfectly. I am facing this prob since last 15 days. before that both use to be perfectly running. please help with the a solution. Regards, AB

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Re: The ROM reads DVDs but does not read CD.

Hi ya! 1. What new software did you install '15 days' ago? 2. Did you watch and download any free or paid XXX rated content site? Let me this: TRUTHFULLY! Hope for the best! Anks

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