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Drive E not working . when i insert a disc nothing happens and it will notplay any cd or dvd. and also sometimes the computer will restart .OS windows XP

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Your Cd/DVD drive may be faulty or there will be dust on the laser which reads the CD/DVD. Kindly get it serviced

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