Dvd Drive Freezing When I Put Cd/dvd's In The Drive

About a week ago, i built my new computer. When i was all done and finished, i turned on the computer and it was taking forever to get onto windows and also i noticed my dvd drive not reading cd/dvd. My computer would freeze and nothing would happen. I seriously don't know what's causing this.

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