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Dvd/cd wont play on computer

I have a new slimline hp computer and the dvd/cd wont play. what could be the problem

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I have seen that issue in Vista on a Sony Vaio. I had to uninstall the DVD drive in device manager and let it reinstall. There also maybe a firmware update for the drive to remedy the issue.
See if you can boot from a CD or DVD. If you can, then it is a Windows issue.

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If the drive shows in My Computer, right-click on the drive and select "eject" from the list. This will verify that the OS is talking to the device.

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