The drive is a Sony CD-RW model CRX230ED (that's what the device manager calls it). In the device manager (through Win+Pause/Break->Hardware->Device Manager), it has a yellow warning triangle (). Through (context menu)->properties->general, the Device Status claims that "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing (Code 39)." The Device Type is "DVD/CD-ROM drives"
I don't recall anything ever happening to it to make it stop working, just one day it stopped. It'll open and close, and spin a disc for a while, but nothing ever happens, and Windows Explorer doesn't display the drive at all.
I've already been to the support site for Sony drives, but they didn't have the driver for my make and model. The closest I could find was the CRX230E, but that didn't work. Any ideas? Or do I need to go buy a new drive? Thanks for any help.