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Recently formated my laptop via a usb flash drive since my cd/dvd rom doesnt seem to work,and unfortunately the cd/dvd rom still doesnt work,doesnt appear under my computer,i ve no way of accessing data on a cd or dvd once placed inside,i could well hear the disk spining though just cant access it.

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Head of to the Acer website.Put in your model and serial # of your laptop. Find and download the cd or dvd drivers and install them on your laptop.

Also have you done the windows updates? Usually this will solve the problem.

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