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Unable to load cd roms

I have tried to install a new program but with no success non of my other programs run either?

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  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    I can not run or install any cd-roms on my PC. I have cleaned the drive and still have the sme problem.

  • leo11684 May 11, 2009

    have a dimension 4600c. my cd rom spins the disks but doesnt load. any ideas. thanks

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Seems your CD drive is not reading prperly. Try with a CD Cleaner kit

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