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Unable to play cd/dvd on my laptop

Load dvd into laptop dvd drive, no reading of disc appears to happen. check my computer just c and d drive present, go to windows media player click play dvd message saying:''do dvd is present/loaded into the dvd tray''

checked devices and my dvd driver -[optiarc dvd rw ad 7540a showing as either corrupted or missing when i checked its properties]]

help would be greatly appreciated, at minute im thinking of downloading another driver. cant rebuild my laptop as no discs will be read in the dvd tray

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