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My dell inspiron laptop will not play cds or dvds. I havent even got a year and this problem has happened. I have it set for auto play but makes no difference. It is windows vista.

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Try to restore the computer back to the date where it is working fine by using sytem restore. inorder to do this, click start menu then click all programs then accessories click system tools then system restore.

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Try to do Factory default

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