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I can't figure it out , the cd-r writing wizard says insert cd. but the cd is in there and it's not reading it, one area I noticed the readable speed is o and device is not ready, another area says theres no cd in there. please help it's probably really simple but I've tried to find out for 3days!! Thank you
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Welcome sarita <_<

Have you recently installed any new CD burning software? If so, try and remove it to see if that helps. If not, I'd guess you need a new CD/RW drive. These drives have many moving parts and are made cheaply, they're not built for long life.
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