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D Drive / E Drive

Have my grandsons tower here,the d drive is unable to read,and open.Have been trying everything i could think of,but.Still unable to get it to open when i put disk in drive.Not sure if he messed with the drivers or not.I've tried updated them,nothing.Tried reinstalling them,nothing.Not really sure what type his tower is,because it has several different parts.But they are all up to date.Everything works great,just cant open,or play disk when i put them in the drive.Even tried restore,nothing.Took it out,tried another one,still nothing.
Any ideas on what or where to fix it?

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