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Pc not reading disc and not sure how to install manually

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  • philipk May 11, 2010

    What PC? What operating system? What brand DVD? Are you having problems with the drive or a particular DVD disk?

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You need to download the actual driver that you need and then install it by following the on screen instruction.

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