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My laptop seems to have stopped reading any discs, do you have any idea what may have caused this and how i can solve it?

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Try to boot in dvd outside windows. reboot laptop keep tapping f12 then insert vista installer then select onboard cd dvd rom drive. if fails to read meaning odd is not working.

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Hi there!

-go to this website http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
-download and run the FixIT found at the middle part of the webpage

Cheers!

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Hi,

This might be caused by a loose connection. Try and screw loose the cd/dvd drive. Remove it and then insert it again and make sure it is fitted correctly. Tighten all the screws and check if it worked.

Hope this helps!
Please rate!

Cheers

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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