Having problems with your HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop ?

Our hp pavilion 4535 will not read discs

\015 If we try to look at pictures or load a game in our computer nothing happens. It used to work, but we have used it infrequently, and now the green light flashes a little bit but then nothing comes up on the screen.\015

Answers :

The CD drive is probably bad. You can try cleaning it with a light burst of canned air or a cotton swab. CD drives are cheap and easy to replace. Good luck!
I'm thinking of a couple of solutions:
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  1. Auto run as turned off, navigate to your drives (usually in the My Computer icon) and check for your disc drive (usually Drive D:). If it is showing a disc then you can right-click and open to see the contents or double click for an auto-play.
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  3. If you open up the drives and don't see a CD ROM drive then it might have gotten dropped some how. In this case you will want to go to the device manager and check to see if the CD ROM drive is listed and if it needs some fixing.
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