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When i insert a dvd/cd, the light on the rom blinks - suggesting it is reading - but it doesn't. nothing shows on the computer. when i double click on the rom icon in MY COMPUTER, i get a blank window. Please help!

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Go to Start>My Computer> System Properties. and finally open Device Manager. In the list of Hardware items, go to your CD/DVD listing and open with one click on the little Icon to the left. Then double click on the name of the CD/DVD player. Click the Driver tab. Click the Update Driver button. If the driver won't update, click the Troubleshoot button and start answering the questions as closely to your problem as you can. You will often be led to a Microsoft Autofix application that will fix your DVD player.

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