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Cd rom not working and computer keep on freezing

When i insert a cd into the drive it makes noise trying to read the disc but i cannot go into the disc and my computer freezes all the time.

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The best solution is you change your CD-ROM.
You haven't mentioned how old Much old your ROM is.
This problem occures after using a ROM for a couple of years.

I think the problem is with the lens of your CD-ROM. It is not very much repairable I think. 

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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Try and disconnect the cd drive first if this stop the frezing problem then get a new drive (CD). good luck

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Try with other disk if all disk getting same issue then you have to first clean your cdrom or dvdrom lense.
For that you need disk cleaner disk pur chase it and put in rom then play it.
then it clean lense.then check.
if still face problem then you need to repair or replaced lense if it in warrenty replace it.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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