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CD ROM ONLY READS CERTAIN DISCS

I've recently had to restore my PC to it's factory settings.

I'm having problems with my CD (F:) drive. It can read music discs or DVD's but not a Microsoft Office disc.

I've checked the MO disc on another machine & it's fine.

Any ideas?

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Uninstall the drivers on cd rom.then restart the pc the pc will reinstall them

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