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DVD Rom voicing it's opinion, roaring like a lion in pain..

My DVD ROM whines, no - ROARS when employed to work. The whining is like continuous labored asmatic breathing. It just continuously whines very very loudly - like it is laboring and not a happy mother to be. Not so when I play a CD in the very same drive - all is smooth and luscious. When I was under warantee I had this drive replaced 3 times and sooner or later this happens. Now I am no longer under warantee and have come to think that maybe there is some other reason for this...? perhaps a lose wire or something that needs to be pushed, pulled, hammered, stomped on or blown up? Any advice other than ear plugs is so very appreciated.

I have 1.90 Ghz, IP 4, 8 kilobyte primary memory cache, 256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
40. Gigabyte HD, Hitachi DVD-ROM GD-8000 [CD-ROM drive] LITE-ON LTR 16102B [CD-ROM drive], 3.5 format removeable media floppy drive.
Gateway E-4600 system model, purchased 2000, 256 megabytes memory, (4 slots = 2 empty), bus clock 100 mhz.

Also, though this description may seem informative, I have little computer saavy - If I did I would have found the problem before changing the drive so many times...

Thanks much!!

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