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CD/DVD drive not working

Running Vista Home Premium: CD/DVD RW drive has up-to-date driver, and Device Manager reports drive is running normally, but it spins up then stops.

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  • dbmedic8 Sep 02, 2008

    CD/DVD drive spins then stops without loading/playing dvd or cd content. Can I replace the drive or load new driver software? Other things I've tried haven't worked..ie. reg.edit and administrative tools.

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Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services and make sure the "Shell hardware detection" is enabled and set to automatic.

Here's a FIX from Microsoft although you did not mention any errors.

Worth a try though if the first suggestion doesn't work.

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