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DVD MY DVD ROM CAN NOT READ DVD my dvd rom does not read dvds

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    my cd drive will read audio and play audio only

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You need to install software like ROXIO to read dvd's

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while the other two posters have pointed out the obvious, that CDROM drives only read CDs, and that you need a DVD drive to read DVDs, i would like to add something to this.

I will asume you have a CDROM COMBO Drive, that *should* play CDRs and DVDs.

if you find it does spin CDs up and read them, but not DVDs then i might be able to offer some suggestions.

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