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My dvd/cd drive

The drive will only read dvd not cd. how can I fix the problem?

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Try to find a boot CD .Put that CD and try to start you computer and see it work or not.Incase it doesn't ,that mean you have a bad CDROM,you've to replace with the new one then.
takecare.

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