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My PC is not recognizing my CD/DVDRW drive. I need exact steps to fix.

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  • thedenmons Jan 02, 2011

    The PC isn't even mapping to my CD/DVDRW. This is fairly new. Not long ago, all was well.

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Are yo sure the CD/DVDRW is still in good condition , try it with another and it will b recognised..

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