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DVD DRIVE FAILING TO INITIALIZE

Hi, the DVD drive in my Evesham laptop doesn't appear in the "My Computer" folder. Device Manager tells me that the driver could not be initialized and to use the troubleshooting button, which tells you to uninstall and then install the DVD drive, to no avail - HELP!! for info. the drive is a Sony DVD RW DW-Q58A. My email address for any response is shhl.williams@btinternet.com - thanks for your help. Regards, Steve Williams

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Try to check for the DVD drive inside the BIOS system ... as soon as booting the Laptop click on the button Delete .. you will find the HDD drive .. try to look for the DVD Drive ..

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