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Old 12-27-2004, 10:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My dvd-rom drive doesn't always rev-up when I put a game dvd-rom like Colin McRae Rally 2005 or Race Driver 2. I do have a antivirus, firewall and a spyware program and do scans about once a week and keep them regluarly updated. However if I restore my PC to factory settings the DVD-ROM drive will work with any dvd-rom,but after about one day it stops working again. Also I clean it once a week.

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Emachines 620 Desktop PC
2.7Ghz P4
80GB Hard-drive
DVD-ROM Drive
CD-RW Drive
3.5 Floppy Drive
Geforce 5200FX 64MB Card
56K Modem
On-board Sound
6 USB Ports

The model of my dvd-rom drive: emachines make: HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B and the year is 2003, also I have no new drivers nor filmware. Please help me.
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Old 12-27-2004, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm, you really shouldn't have to clan it at all. What exactly happens when you put a DVD in (this is when it won't read it).

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Nothing at all.
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Old 12-27-2004, 12:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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upgrade your filmware
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you dont need anything (software wise) to run a dvd drive...maybe bad drive?
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