I've got a strange problem on my granddaughter's Sony Vaio GR114 laptop.
It won't read CDs (haven't tried Dvds). After lots of whirring etc it comes up with an error message - something
like - "Cannot read this cd - not formatted or is formatted in a way that cannot be read by windows" - or something very much like that.
This happened once before and we solved it by replacing the cd drive (Toshiba C2502) and all was fine until now. Have tried unseating and reseating the drive. Have uninstalled it and let windows reinstall it.
Thought it may have been an unfinalized cd - but no - same problem with a regular genuine music cd.
Annoying part is that I took the drive home (50 mile round trip)and refitted it into my own laptop - works fine.
On the strength of this I tried her original cd drive (I throw nothing away) in my laptop - worked fine - POOH!
Any thoughts or suggestions gratefully received. I don't have immediate access to her laptop due to distance, but it can be arranged.