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DVD cdrom doesnt read any cds dvds audio cds

Compaq v2000 with win xp and a amdTurion64

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The Rom may need cleaning. There are two diamond heads in the rom one to read DVD and the other to read CD. The CD one is most likely dirty try cleaning it else its faulty and needs to be replaced.

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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.

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