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My compaq presario cd rw/dvd/rom will not read when disc is put in. Does not sense anything is in the drive.

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  • joyce_edward Mar 04, 2009

    No, it does not detect it.

  • Richard George
    Richard George May 11, 2010

    does windows detect the drive in my computer?

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Check the reginal settings are set to your country

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