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Cd rom won't run when a cd/dvd is inserted

We have windows vista as our OS

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U can try to update cd/dvd roms frimware that u can found www.rpc1.com or or computer manufacturer page.
if it doesnt help then u also can try to clean the optical lens with tecnical spirit and absorbent cotton. beacause sometimes when rom is dirty it also dont want to work well.
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Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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    frimware = Firmware

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Sounds like you got a bad drive. This happens just contact the manufacturer and let them know what the problem is.Most of the time this can be resolved pretty easily.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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For that check in bios that first boot device is your cd or dvd rom.

When you power up the computer pressF2 or "del" key to enter in bios then go to boot option then set first boot device as your cd or dvd rom then save settings then exit.
then check.
Also you can boot your cd or dvd with F12 key
Press F12 when you power up then select your cd or dvd for boot.

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