Having problems with your PC Desktops ?
CD/DVD Player DVD's play fine but CD's are not recognized in the tray and will not play.
Go to the device manager and go under the cd/dvd and uninstall the dvd and than go in to the option that is ide/atapi and uninstall the secondary channel and than restart the system and issue will be resolved
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