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I can't run dvd's, cd's or any software! What do i do? did my hard drive crash??? I had to run a system recovery on my computer. I was able to up load from my software disks. But then one day my hard drives just stopped reading any of them. Everything else seems to work fine, but I can't add anything new to my computer for software or music or movies.

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Your hard drive doesnt read your software disks per-ce.

Check the device manager for faults. If you find any, you must resolve them. Sometimes the best resolution is to delete the device and allow windows to reinstall them.

If you need additional assistance with this, let me know.

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