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DVD/CD drive reads only DVD, Not CD. What to do??

OS - used is windows XP
Drive reads only DVDs, But CDs not read. How to solve. Latest updates applicable only for OS vista.

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    cannot read DVD


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May be your dvd /cd has problems.

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