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Dvd/cd rom sometimes the dvd/cd reads and sometimes it doesn't I have a similar problem with reading CDs. I get the error messages: 'Drive is not accessible' 'The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error'. I have a Toshiba laptop using Windows XP and my drive is a MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-841S. I can read DVDs. However CDs are not read consistently. I can eventually get the CD to be read but it takes several attempts. I have tried many things to fix the problem. For example--I tried the advice to remove the Upper and Lower Filters from my registry--still having the problem.

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Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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I had the same Problem AND THANKS GOD I SOLVED IT!!!!

just take any smooth handkerchief "i recommenced the one which comes with the sun glasses! " and try to clean the lens and the Disc Tray ...

and the prob solved :D!

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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Re: dvd/cd rom

Frst, try cleaning the lens in the optical drive with isopropyl alcohol using a soft, non-abrasive cotton ball.

If that doesn't work, we can try some high level bus settings in the Device Manager. Let me know!

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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