I've got a NEC DVD RW ND-3540A and for the past several months, it hasn't been working quite right. It plays some DVDs but refuses to recognize any CDs whatsoever. When I put a CD in (doesn't matter the brand or type) it just makes a clicking sound and nothing happens. The same happens with select DVDs, but on most of them, the DVD will play as per normal. This began happening after I watched a Boondock Saints DVD on the computer and since then, I've ran diagnostics on it, disabled and re-enabled it, uninstalled all the drivers, updated the drivers after reinstalling, checked the region, and done about everything I can think of. I also run anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-adware scans regularly along with the occassional defrag and most recently a hijackthis. Everything I do says that my drive is running just dandy.
I've been told by one of my friends that it could have been rewritten by the DVD that started this mess (there was apparently a lot of cases of that from SONY not too long ago) and I was told I could find a codec somewhere to set it back the way it was. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find anything. Even when I looked at the manufacturer's site and whatnot, I've come up with zilch.
I really need my drive now more than ever because I've been also running into some Windows STOP errors, but I can't run a memtest unless I can make and boot up a CD for it.
I'm at my wits end and would really appreciate some help because I have no idea what to do anymore to get this thing working. Thankies!
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz
ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe Motherboard
WDC WD1600JS-00MHB0 Harddrive
NEC ND-3540A DVD RW Drive
ATI RADEON 9550 Graphics
Realtek AC'97 Audio Sound
3.00 GHz 2.00 GB of RAM
I think that's all for that...