I have a Dell Dimension 9150 that came with a CD-RW drive and a DVD-RW drive.
The DVD-RW drive is of model HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H21N.
I tried to burn a DVD with data using Nero 7, but I found that the blank DVD wasn't even being loaded. When I double-clicked the E: drive from My Computer (the DVD-RW drive), the computer froze until I took out the blank DVD.
I then tried to play a DVD movie in that drive, but again, the computer doesn't recognize that a DVD is in the drive. When I try to go in manually, the "CD cursor" comes up and eventually Windows freezes.
Windows XP doesn't even boot if there is a DVD in the drive, until I take out the DVD.
My CD-RW drive, on the other hand, works fine. I can use CD and burn CDs using this drive.
The thing is, I used to use virtual drive software like Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. I had a virtual F: DVD drive with Daemon Tools. However, I have since uninstalled all of these programs, registry keys and all. (At least I hope so.)
I have tried disabling and re-enabling the DVD drive by deleting its drivers and then adding back the device using Add/Remove Hardware, but the problem persists.
I have also run Ad-Aware: It comes up clean. I also don't have any viruses.
Any thoughts as to why my DVD drive doesn't work?
(Thank you for reading. )
Edited by mister_three, 08 June 2007 - 03:25 PM.