Posted 07 May 2009 - 11:40 AM
What version of Windows do you have ?
Vista has a known issue with some "filters" that will cause a CD drive to not work.
If you have XP or an older version of Windows & DVD's will play but it won't read a CD the CD read head/lens has probably failed.
CD's & DVD's have sperate read lenses.
One can work & the other be bad.
The only fix is a different drive.
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