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I HEAR SMALL CLICK INSIDE OF DRIVE, LIKE THE READ HEAD IS STUCK OR TRYING TO ENGAGE.COMPUTER WILL NOT RECOGNIZE DRIVE BECAUSE IT IS NOT STARTING UP.

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The drive itself [its header is ]likely damaged. try recovering something from it using ontrack easy recovery or ntfs undelete [those program sometimes are able to read even that much damaged drives] if it won't help you'll require some data recovery company help, as psychical damage of drive is irreparable @ "home conditions "

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Hi there,
I would like to suggest that you attempt to download & install the codecs that your media player requires, before it will play a DVD.
I found this typical when I was using the Vista operating system with Windows Media Player 11.
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My DVD drive won't open - seems stuck


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When the diag tool asked you to insert a "data disk" it's not asking for any particular disk, just one with data on it so that it can test itself.
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