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Windows freezes when inserting a cd

When inserting a cd it looks like an attempt is made to read it but windows completely freezes and the only option is to power off. Any ideas? Do not work the comp.freeze

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Is it a new unit just installed, if so what os are you using it sounds like the player is not compatible or you need to change some settings in the software. please let me know. the answers to my questions.I need more info to get you going.

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