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Dell Inspiron 4100 won't play dvd, but will play cd's

I have a Dell Inspiron 4100 with a swappable cd/dvd floppy drive. I have never had a problem with this machine until just recently. If I put a cd in the tray of the cd/dvd it will work, but when I put in a dvd it shuts down my computer and I get a blue screen saying it shut down my computer to prevent damage. The only thing I've done differently was to increase the hard drive and the ram. I've tried downloading undated drivers and reinstalling the dvd but nothing seems to work. Any ideas. Thanks, Sam

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You have problem with your cd-drive's lens.

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