Laptop DVD-ROM/R/RW problems

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  1. gimp

    gimp man put down my papaya OT Supporter

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    It's been approximately a year now since ive had this problem. Basically I insert a CD or DVD into the drive, it whirrs for a couple of seconds, then stops, then whirrs, and continues this pattern for a while, all with nothing showing up when i click the drive icon in "my computer". the laptop was bought in 2003.

    is there a way to fix this problem without replacing the drive? do those cleaner CD things actually work? it sucks not being able to burn anything or run any CDs, so any hlep is appreciated:x:
     
  2. P07r0457

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    usually have to replace the drive. can you boot a livecd? (could be win-related)
     

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