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CD Drives not working

I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 and have recently changed the Motherboard. I did have one CD-RAM drive not working properly but now both drives will not read or write. They both show up in the Control Panel Hardware Devices and are enabled. I can see them both in Windows Explorer but when I insert a CD or DVD they both whirl and then shut down. I have tried changing one to a older but working CD Drive but the same problem exists. One is configured Master and one Slave.

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Their may be a problem with the motherboard itself. or try updating the drivers ind the device manager.

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