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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-N130G and about 3 months ago, the cd/dvd RW started acting a bit goofy, so I googled some stuff and the best answer I got was to lower my burn speed when trying to burn CD's or trying to get a new program other then Windows Media Player. So I lowered the burn speed to the lowest it could go. It worked. But recently, it acts like it's burning, but it's not doing anything. It doesn't even give me any errors through Windows Media, but the cd is not getting any info on it at all. It seems like the CD is still being ''closed'' however. Also, I tried putting in my Recovery discs and it wouldn't boot from the disc either... any ideas? Running Windows XP SP2

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Sounds like you have a faulty CD/DVD RW drive.
You may be able to get a replacement under warranty.

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