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Dvd my sony dvd drive stopped working after installing vista

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  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    Same problem, works fine in XP, but then i install Vista and it doesnt work

  • franklinfcha Mar 22, 2009

    My DVD drive is too slow after installing vista..

    Most times even a full DVD is showing as empty..

    Get me a solution whether the fault is with the driver or the OS..

    If its with the driver get me the solution to solve it....

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Hii legprev...

i think it is not d problem coming after vista installation...

see dere is sm problem inside urs dvd drive...

becaz by installin vista or ny other software wontmake driv not to worke........

thanks...

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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