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DVD-CD ROM not working

My CD ROM makes a "knocking" sound like its trying to read the disc and then simply hangs up. I have tried different disks to no avail. I have check the update on the drivers and the Compaq troubleshooting guide. It has the sound like it just can read the disk. Could this be a misaligned tray? I can't find my cleaning disk - could it just be a dirty eye? I haven't really used it much and have only owned the machine for two years. I am out of solutions on my own. Thanks.

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