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My dvd/rw drive reads some cds but not others. Any ideas? It tells me to insert a disc but there is one inserted. I don't think there is anything wrong with the cds or dvds.

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Update driver for dvd/rw it might be going bad.
i have one to doing same thing mine is old
and i use mine alot its wore out.hope this help
you

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spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif Many times, after inserting a disc into the CD or DVD drive, the disc is not recognized by that drive. CD-read and DVD-read issues can be caused by many sources. Perform the procedures presented in this General Computer Advice article when troubleshooting CD-read and DVD-read issues.

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