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Windows 7: cd/dvd Drive

28 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
cd/dvd Drive

Hi as of late my CD/DVD drive has began to stop reading dvds. It will work reading data discs/game discs. But wont play any dvds. I tried updating the firmware for it and it worked a little. I can now start up and watch dvds but can only maybe get to 10-20 mins beofre it won't read any more. Also when it won't play a dvd right clicking my cd rom in "My Computer" tab makes my pc stop working, until i eject the disc. Thank's for any help.

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28 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

I'd start with trying a different cable, and if that doesn't fix it then look for a new drive. Certainly sounds like it is on its way out.

Considering they can be had for 20 or less, it doesn't make much sense to put too much time into troubleshooting if it is failing.
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