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ACER Aspire 4520 doesnt recognize cd/dvd drive

I tried the fix but it didnt work because program needed another file name. can someone help me fix this problem?

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Why my laptop cannot detetct dvd??

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If you wish to persist with an old system, you require SP3 for XP.That may be available from a software store but is no longer supported by Windows.
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