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CD ROM When I insert a disk into the CD-ROM drive there is a lot of spinning and sounds as if it's trying to read the disk but after about three minutes it pops the tray and asks me to insert a disk when I already put one in. What do I do?

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The drive has NOT been able to read the directory of the disk you put in.

Possible causes:

Disk may be a DVD which your drive may not be able to read.
Disk may be a DL DVD (double layer) whcih your drive may not be able to read.
The disk might be a BluRay which your drive may not be able to read.
Your drive may be defective or have a dirty read head.

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