I've checked the driver with Device Manager and nothing appears to be wrong with it. All I can really get from it is that it's an ATAPI CD-R/RW 48x16. I've checked the BIOS too and the CD drive is the first of three to boot up.
I've also reinstalled the driver, used a lens cleaner and different CD-R brands, but that didn't change anything. I don't use the drive a lot and the maximum speed that I burn my CDs to is 12x.
I'm not sure if the actual drive is faulty, or if I'm just missing something. Can anyone help me out with this cause I really don't want to buy a new one right now? Thank you.