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I/o error i can play regular dvds, but the dvd driver does not read any blank dvds or burnt dvds.when i insert a blank dvd, it says that "d:/ is inaccessible". sometimes it says that theres an i/o error. any idea on whats going on?

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If I were you I would go up on toshiba's site and down load the updated firm ware for the laptop.

Select which model A105 you have, Click on show results, click on downloads, and search the 1-4 pages of downloads for the dvd/dvd rom updates. Download install, and rerboot to take effect.

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