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Toshiba disc drive MK8032GAX Laptop will not recognise it anymore

Green light is on. disc seems to spin some times. Comptuer will not recognize it any more. If i reboot, the computer locks up. Once i unplug the USB cord from the the lap top, the lap top boots up. I have a memory stick and it reads it fine.

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My toshiba 80 g hard drive comes on but my computer cannot read it. Please advise..............Sagren


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