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09-Aug-2010, 05:21 PM #1
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I've been trying to run cds and dvds on my computer but neither will open. When i put a disc in, the dvd drive tries to read the disc and freezes up windows (i can move my mouse and min/maximize things but that's all). I have to restart the computer to regain functionality. Once when I put in a cd it gave me the option to play music but when I clicked play music cd it failed to load. I have another desktop computer (windows xp) that I put the same dvd drive into and it opened the dvd I've been testing right away. Which is why I don't think the drive is the problem. I've already tried uninstalling the drive and updating drivers. Thanks for reading this and hopefully someone can help. I've also tried the windows fix it tool.

Windows 7 professional
mobo: K9n Neo V3
Dvd drive: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH20NS10 ATA device
processor: AMD 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+
ram: 3gb
I'm assuming this is all the necessary specs, if not let me know.
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10-Aug-2010, 09:05 PM #2
Your hardware spec looks fine.
According to my experience, usually it's due to the cd problem,like scratch...
have you tried to play this cd in your cd player and it works?
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10-Aug-2010, 09:10 PM #3
The cd works fine in my cd player, also the dvd I was using worked perfectly fine when the disk drive was in my other desktop.
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