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Old 09-24-2005, 08:03 PM   #1
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Question Computer trouble!!!!


My computer's DVD/Cd drive stopped working. It doesnt read any type of disc. My device manager says it is working properly but it still wont read any type of disc. I need help. One minute it was working the next it wont read. WHAT SHOULD I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 09-24-2005, 09:27 PM   #2
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Maybe it died... it can happen. Have you tried it on another computer? do you have dual boot on your system? Does it fail as well in Windoze?
You could download Knoppix and try it in it... if it fails in any OS, the device is probably dead, sorry.
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you could try booting w/ a live cd (knoppix for example) to see whether it is a problem w/ the configuration or hardware.
sorry - previous message was posted while I was writing this...

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