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Cd rom drive not able read data cd

Whenever i insert a cd in my cd rom and dvd+r it shows as an empty cd and promts for burning option.


DVD/CD-ROM: matshita uj-840d

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  • Griftorius Feb 11, 2009

    Hello, I have the same problem but I'm using a Sony Vaio VGN-NR10E/S with Vista.



    Is there a similar fix available?



    Thanks

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First Go to control panel- System icon- Hardware Tab- Device manager
Expand the CD/DVD roms- Right click on your CD/DVD drive and Uninstall it.
Now download the utility from the following link and just run it on your system.
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/XP_CD-DVD-Fix.zip
It will take a quick minute to run this utility.
After this restart your computer. It should work fine

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Try to clean the dvd rom lens with a lens cleaner..

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