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Not reading CD drive

My computer does not reflect as of just today that it has a CD drive nor does it read CD's when they are inserted.

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  • Akash patel
    Akash patel May 11, 2010

    OK, Budy hear are the some reason of your problem thats

    1)Your cd rom's jumper setting may be not completed.

    2)Try to joined another friend's cd rom and see if cd rom will be detect thats problem of your cd rom and change your cd rom.

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Some times the problem is with the windows where some action you've done caused the deletion of the driver of your cd, you could try fix that by restoring your system follow these steps:
1-start menu
2-programs
3-accessories
4-system tools
5-system restore
from which you chose to restore you system to the recent restore point, if not working try the one earlier and so on untill its OKay.

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spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif Many times, after inserting a disc into the CD or DVD drive, the disc is not recognized by that drive. CD-read and DVD-read issues can be caused by many sources. Perform the procedures presented in this General Computer Advice article when troubleshooting CD-read and DVD-read issues.

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