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My HP won't read or write DVD-R

I bought this laptop last year and for some reason it won't read or write on a DVD-R. Is this normal.

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No i have had mine now for 4 years ansd still no problem watch dvd's almost every night you may want to check and see if the device manager is showing any problems with it

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