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Dvd Drive Is Only Found When I Put A Disc In


My dvd drive is only found when i put a disc in but vanishes if i do not do any thing with the dvd drive i have tried to find the upper and lower filters that every 1 talks about but they are not in my laptop and have also tryed changing the drive letter but it only made it stay up a bit longer dose any 1 know how to fix this problem plz. It used to work in vista until i upgrade to windows 7.

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