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CD/DVD won't read media

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Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5900
AMD Athlon 64x2 dua3GB
Windows Vista-Home Premium

OK! My cd/dvd rom was working fine about 1-2 months ago and now it won't read anything. It does its' initial start up sound and the motor runs like it's going to work but nothing. When I right click on the drive in my computer it will do a nano second flash of the window then nothing. It' so fast I don't even see the whole window. I've done the Mr Fixit and the first time it read the cd in the drive while running the fix. but when I finished and tried to run the same disc nothing happened. I ran the test again and all it did was send me to a Microsoft link that wanted $$ to talk to me.NOT! I also read some post here and there was one that suggested a fix but further reading showed it was for an XP not a vista. I was going to try a the update from the devmngmnt but wanted to check in here first to see if there was anything else I could do.
Thanks in Advance.
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Optical drives do not need a driver anymore since XP.
Since the drive is seen in My Computer it would indicate a failing drive. Before sayiong it is that please try this.
Go to Microsoft's site http://support.micro..._drive_problems and follow the steps
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