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My computer won't read disks.

I have a Dell Dimension C521 PC and recently the disk drive hasn't been reading any disks. The drive opens and closes, but when i put a disk in, a disk symbol appears next to the cursor, but nothing happens. When go to 'my computer' and click the drive (with the disk in) it says that there's nothing in the drive. Any suggestions on how to fix it?

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There's only two possiblities either your driver has been corrupted or the drive itself has failed. Try reinstalling the driver, first find or download the driver for your CD drive, when windows tell you it already has the best driver hit back and tell it to install the driver at the location where your driver is at. If this doesn't fix the problem your best fix is to buy a new CD drive, given the current cost of DVD drives this might be a good time to upgrade.

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