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CD's in drive do not load

At startup, there is just a clicking sound and the CD does not load up. Sometimes I am able to shut the computer down and then start up and the CD in the drive will load. I have a Toshiba Tablet PC and the CD DVD combo is USB. I went in device manager and uninstalled all USB drivers and the DVD ROM hardware and let Windows XP load it again but to no avail. The drive just clicks and locks up Explorer on the computer. I have to eject the CD in the drive to free up Windows. Any ideas? Thanks.

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  • SketterB Aug 29, 2007

    Will not read the Cleaning disk either. That just keeps clicking as well. I think it may have gone south on me.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    I have a project for school and to make a long story short, a C.D w/ a powerpoint I need will not load to the home computer. The C.D was made on an Inspiron (Dell) laptop, burned on the Inspiron but wont work on the home computer (both vista 2007). the C.D downloaded on is fujifilm brand. Please figure out why the C.D wont load!!!!! BUt more importantly tell me how to fix it please!!!! Please help my project is due next week and I really need some help!

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    I am only twelve and really need a sort of um, C.D's for dummies answer

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Buy a CD/DVD cleaning disc. Try that. Maybe the read head is dirty.

Posted on Aug 29, 2007

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2007

    It's a USB combo? Does it work in another computer? Try that if you can before discarding it as bad.

    If it's a portable why not take it apart and replace the drive? Should be very easy to do.

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