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My Dell Laptop won't recognize a CD to read or burn. It DOES recognize a DVD and will burn to a DVD. When I got the computer just about a year ago I could play CD's.

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Ahhh u r prb looks surprise to me...hw can this happen if it can read DVD it should read CDs also...plz check the driver settings in control panel...there u can solve the prb!!!!

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The problem i think is not with the laptop, its either you or th cd.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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