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My Computer Wont Read DvD's or CDs!

Hi, i recently bought a World of Warcraft game, and i tried to install it to my computer, which is a Dell Dimension 3100, with Intel Pentium 4ht, when i put it in, the computer says drive is busy, then when its done, nothing happens...I went to MY COMPUTER to see if there's a disc in there, but there isnt. And i also tried going to Windows Media Player, but when i go to the disc, it says there is no disc in drive...PLEASE! CAN ANYONE HELP ME?!

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  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

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    My computer will not read all dvd's when i put them in. What do you think this problem could be. It reads some but not others I try to open them up in windows media player.


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Is the CD drive display in my computer? yes

then clean up your CD/DVD rom for there is dust in it, specially on the lazer lens that let the rom read the CD/DVD.

If no, then; Fix some cable connection towards your CD/DVD rom for it was lessen.

If not fix the problem verify the disc if it is readble by your Rom. Please try another disc in your Rom.

if same happen, then maybe its time for a new CD/DVD ROM.

one last try:

try your new purcahse disc in another computer that is compatible with your disc.

hope this help, melnavz

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