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Disc drive trouble

Well we bought our computer without a manual and are having trouble with the disc drive automatically ejecting without a disc inside.It started doing it after we downloaded a game disc.The disc was too big for our laptops small capacity so it ejected and now the drive wont go back in for longer than 3 seconds without popping back out. Any clues would be great.Been in every file,section and still can't find info to help.

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Re: Disc drive trouble

Thank u, so so much it worked.I was very wary but it worked.Thanks again Melanie.

Posted on Apr 24, 2007

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Re: Disc drive trouble

Have you tried a system restore to a date before you downloaded the file. If it still persists go to my computer>properties>hardware tab>device manager and go down the list to cd/dvd drives, click on the '+' and right click on your listed drive and select uninstall. restart the notebook and then the drive will be re installed with drivers automatically.

Posted on Apr 16, 2007

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