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My laptop doesnt know it has a cd/dvd drive

It doesnt seem to pick up the fact iv just put something in there iv had this problem for ages, and help would really be appreciated, cole

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Can you manually run the CD by opening "my computer" and doubleclicking the CD drive? If it doesnt even work that way your CD drive is probably bad and will need a replacement.

Hope this helps!

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