In addition to windows recognizing it, on boot, I can hear it whir and if I leave a CD partially inserted (as far as it will go it sticks out about 1/2 inch or so), it will eject it.
Is there anything on the software side (bad drivers / firmware) that would cause it to behave like this? I've also read that sometimes these drives have firmware that forces the drive to be a master or slave and this is not changeable via jumpers. My laptop sees the CD as a secondary master. If the drive was configured in firmware to be a slave, would this be the behavior one would expect?
This is actually my second drive. I sent back the first one for an exchange assuming it was defective. They both behaved the way I've described above. Is it possible I have a second defective drive? Seems unlikely to me.
Can anyone offer any advice.
Thanks much for any suggestions.