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CD/DVD drive not recognizing/running discs

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Hey all! Recently i've been having a problem with my CD drive i was wondering if anyone could help me with it. I'm not sure if its a software or a hardware issue but here's what has been going on. When I put a cd in, any cd it lights up green, sounds like its running but then stops after about a minute and nothing happens. It doesn't show up under my computer or open and create an autoplay window. Do you know what may be causing this??? Thanks, -Dave
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Possibly, dying drive...

One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.
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