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What do you do if a DVD-CD-RW will read CDs but not DVDs?


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2008-10-04 13:46:15
2008-10-04 13:46:15

Try to uninstall the DVD RW drivers at right click on my computer>Properties>Hardware>Device Manager and find the DVD ROM drives right click Unistall. If not working, i have not what else to tell.BUY a new one

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