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    Anand Salunke May 11, 2010

    Is it that you are unable to open C drive of your computer??

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You cannot open or is it not working at all?

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* the "data" cable between the motherboard and the disk-drive is faulty or not-connected (check it)
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if can read..

mayb u write the cd speed to high..

if u write the cd speed to high and u cd drive speed is lower , u cannot open that...because your cd drive speed is low..

try to write cd use a lower speed,its mayb can be read..

happy trying.

good luck

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