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Dvd Drives Stop Appearing And Working


I installed windows 7 and now my dvd drives do not appear anywhere. I checked in device manager and see them there with a yellow triangle next to it. I'm all up to date on the drivers and they are compatible with windows 7 and there is an error. After installing windows 7 my dvd drives stop appearing and working.

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