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Cd-rom/cd-r/rw drive not working....

I have tried system restore and anything else i can imagine. My drive will not play cds or most other discs. here are two messages i keep getting:
Windows-Drive Not Ready...Exception Processing Message c00000a3 Parameters 75b6bf9c 4 repeating or...
Real Player- Cd may be dirty or Real player may not be configured properly to play Cds digitally.
I have and emachines T2798 model computer and want to know what drives would be compatible if needing replaced and if a flash drive would help on storage of media files such as....pictures, games, etc.
Possibly needing more storage how to know what is acceptable for memory disks as well. Thank you for you time.

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  • tlv580 May 06, 2008

    i have tried restore and reusing my disks and the troubleshooting. nothing seems to help. it will play other cds but not audio cds. i get a ticking noise through my speakers and then it changes songs with windows media player and when trying real player it keeps giving me the same message.

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It's possible that you may need to reboot your computer with your disk for your operating system

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