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Attempts to start when CD inserted but then gives up and stops

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Re: CD Rom drive

It may be a problem with your autorun, click the link below and install and run the wizard. If still no luck i'm afraid your drive is failing to read the discs and is faulty, assuming you are having the same trouble with other discs.

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Most likely this is a failed CD drive or failed CD reader board in the drive. You can try cleaning the lens, and uninstalling the drivers for the drive from the device manager, but most liky you will have to replace the drive. When you unistall the drivers, restart the machine. it will find the CD drive and reinstall the drivers automatically. If a lens cleaning kit, or reinstalling the drivers do not work, then I'm afraid the drive will need replaced.

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