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Dvd rw drive problem

When i am erasing my rewritable cd ,i restart my computer,then the drive is not reading anything either DVD or CD

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Check for the cd or dvd that u havent erased its hidden contents and check if all the contents are still dere (whether the sotware has erased all the contents),view it from the burning software itself oderwise the process has corrupted ur dvd or cd!!

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