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CD-Rom not reading cd's

I can insert a cd into the cd-rom but it wont read any of it, it just says insert a disc to continue. the cd-rom doesn't even hum like its trying to read it. what should i do

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Try cleaning the IRIS in the machine with a cleaning disk.

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It sounds like the cd rom driver in windows is not installed correctly try reinstalling the cd rom if that does not work the cd rom needs replaced

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CD/DVD Is Not Recognized
spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif Many times, after inserting a disc into the CD or DVD drive, the disc is not recognized by that drive. CD-read and DVD-read issues can be caused by many sources. Perform the procedures presented in this General Computer Advice article when troubleshooting CD-read and DVD-read issues.

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