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Windows 7: dvd rw drive in laptop

28 May 2015   #1

64 bit
dvd rw drive in laptop

the drive plays cd music ok using disc , today I tried to install a cannon printer using their original disc , but drive will not pick the disc up so as I can install program. looked in help but no information for this particular problem .
at one point I was asked to format disc . did not do that it seemed wrong to me
any clues .
am using HP-processor Celeron dual core cpu 3500@210GHZ
ram 2.00gb
64 bit operating system

Help would be appreciated

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28 May 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The DVD-ROM may be getting old
The installation CD may be problematic

Can you check with another data CD? Also check the Install CD on another drive.
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28 May 2015   #3

64 bit
dvd rw drive

thanks for reply---put disc in other pc and it works --tried to play movie disc --no go .
Will replace dvd drive as you say drive is old
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28 May 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Glad you sorted that one, good news is those drives are cheap :)
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