I originally posted this thread in the games section, but i think its more appropriate here in the hardware section.
Problem started this morning when i went out and bought " 2142 battlefield " by EA games.
It wouldnt install at all when i put it in the drive, in fact, it wasnt even visible when clicking on the drives icon in " my computer " ?????
The drive will read music cds, and data cds with photos etc on them,, but it wont play dvds or games.
I have tried a few dvd films ( that were playing fine 2 days ago ), but nothing happens, its as if they are blank discs ????
Unfortunatly,, the same has happened with this new game i bought this morning.
It appears that the drive wont read dvds at all,,, all very strange
Device manager, says that its working properly, but to be on the safe side, i downloaded and installed the latest firmware update for this particular dvdrom drive.
Still no joy, i cant play any dvds or games....
What on earth is happening ?? the pc is less than 6 months old.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.