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The plextor dvdr px 708a stopped working

The plextor dvdr px 708a all of a sudden is no longer recognized in my system. It says i have to reinstall... I didn't change anything from the computer! HELP!

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Thanks for coming to FixYa, The problem you have is either a well documented software problem, corrupted plextor software or a failing drive.

Click the below link, then scroll down and click the "Fix It" button. Follow the onscreen instructions, restart when it's done and see if your drive re-appears. If it does, you're done, if it doesn't work then try re-installing the plextor software. Again if that doesn't work then your drive is most likely failed and you should replace it.

Hope this helps FixYa,


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