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Pc does not recognize when i insert a cd

Pc is not reading cd rom or music cds

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Re: pc does not recognize when i insert a cd

With ur cd ROM u will get a cd which contains driver if ur cd ROM U NEED TO INSTALL IT AND ITS AUTO RUN PROCESS SO INSTALL IT AND REBOOT THE PC>rate me SOLVED IF ITS HELP FULL

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