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Replacement DVD-ROM drive

I own an Emachine M6410 that is not recognizing discs. It has a virus that will not let me pull up Windows. When I went to recover the hard-drive the driver did not respond in the DVD-ROM drive. I am guessing that the drive has failed. A year ago I found replacement drives for the Emachine M6410 laptop but this year they seem to have gone the way of the dodo. Any advice on where I can get one or perhaps it might not be a bad drive after all?

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  • brennon849 Apr 24, 2009

    I talked with my brother, who fixes computers for a living, and he said that it was my hard drive that was the problem. He gave me a replacement hard drive which I installed, however, my original 3-disc restore CDs that came with the computer still freeze in Symantec Ghost 7.5.0.33 when I try to restore my computer. When I install UBUNTU operating system it will install everything, though. Could something be wrong with the actual restore discs themselves?

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Hi there.
get hold of a boot cd or a windows install disk, set the boot options to boot from the cd drive, if the cd or dvd starts to boot and you get windows loading window then chances are that the lens on the drive is dirty and need cleaning, its also a possibility that the hard drive has bad sectors on it so setup can't write to the disk, hirens boot cd is a usefull tool to check for and recover bad sectors.

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