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My computer will read a disk but it will not play it. Can you help me?

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  • pcessna May 11, 2010

    What is the operating system? Did you recently reinstall Windows? Are you sure the disk has been burned correctly if done so by you or another human outside of a mass production factory? Are you sure the CD ROM drive is connected properly, and is enabled in the BIOS?



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Remove drivs driver and install again. then if not work change it,

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