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Dvd drive in HP Compaq 7550 will no longer read dvds.

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Try the drive in another computer or try another drive in yours.  If the drive doesn't work in another computer, the drive is bad.  If it does, then there is a conflict in your computer.

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  2. If the drive is ID'd as a DVD drive, but will not browse a DVD movie in MY COMPUTER then there is a failure of the DVD optics of the drive and it needs to be replaced.
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  4. If you are trying to burn to DVD media, ensure you have a DVD buring software installed as XP has no native DVD burn capability.


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