clean CD-ROM

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breezie

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When I insert a disk to install a program, a window pops up and says that my CD-ROM needs cleaning. How do I do that?
 
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First of all check that this is happening with more than the one disc you are trying to install from. It may be the disk throwing up the message, not the drive.

If it is, there are proprietory cleaning kits available for most PC stores, but read the article here first:

http://pcsupport.about.com/library/weekly/aa102300a.htm

You will of course have to remove the drive from its bay and if you are not sure about doing that, either try one of the kits (note the comments in your user manual or visit the manufacturers website for info) or consider getting pro help locally.
 
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