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Neither dvds or cds are loading,

When I check windows media player to select play cd or dvd this is not available. how can i check if i have inadvently changed something or the rom is ot loading properly. i have tried a number of cds/dvds and have the same issue

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How to or can't boot from a CD or DVD. If the computer is loading to an error message when attempting to boot to ... Not all CDs and DVDs are bootable; in order to boot from a CD .

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Troubleshooting simply means, investigating a problem to find out the cause and to fix the problem. We can also say; the process of finding and fixing a problem is called troubleshooting.
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