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My acer extensa 4420 cd/dvd disc drive is not working. It is not even listed in the device manager anymore. what do I do?

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Try doing the steps outlined in these article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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yourcan verify if the window is cause the problem by right click on My Computer icon on your desktop and select Manage and Device Manager. If you can see the DVD/CD ROM drive status with Plus sign next to it, click on the plus sight and you should see your dvd/cd rom drive install on your Laptop. This mean window is reconizing the device but the device doesn't read the disc because it has a problem.
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