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by tennesseeflower2005 / October 29, 2005 11:13 AM PDT

I have a hewlett packard pavillion 533w with a windows xp operating system. My cd drive is not working at all, every time I put a cd in all it will do is spin very fast. My children have tried it and it does the same thing.

Do I need another drive?

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cd rom
by byker49 / October 29, 2005 11:39 AM PDT
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Well I have no way of knowing if you have done this so I'll ask.

Double click my computer
Double click the drive you want to open (D) probably although you don't say.
Double click the file you want to open.

Just putting a disk in does not open the program.

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Similar thing happened to me
by Eddiefromalienware / November 1, 2005 11:21 AM PST
In reply to: Hey

Well near similar. I bought a system with a CD-RW in 2000. After 3 years of usage with the computer, I had never burned a CD. So I tried, but it never read the blank CD I inserted. So my best guess is replace your CD drive. You might as well go for a DVD durner since they are basically dirt cheap. I saw a couple for under 80 bucks a couple of weeks ago.

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but it never read the blank CD I inserted
by jcrobso / November 2, 2005 1:54 AM PST

FYI, if is blank there is nothing to read, the only program that will handel a blank CD buring software.
If you have durning software try to burn the CD. John

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You misunderstood
by Eddiefromalienware / November 2, 2005 5:10 AM PST

I know it never read the blank CD, it was that whenever inserterted a blank CD, I could never burn on it. My computer said there was nothing in my drive. In general it never read any blank CD. My friend made a mixed CD, it worked fine on his CD player, but not on my computer.

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