Anyway, I've got a problem. My CD/DVD drive isn't working right. When I put in a disk (such as a game or movie), it doesn't really make any noise like it would if it were trying to read the disk. Then when I go to the drive (E:) and click explore, it says that I need to insert a disk and pops the tray back out. First thought is that my hardware might be shot.
Now, the strange part. I downloaded a Playstation 1 emulator (ePSXe) so I could play all my old PS1 games on the computer. It lets me actually put a game in the CD drive and play it from there. THIS WORKS. I can open the game while its in the drive using ePSXe and play it just fine. However, if I try and get the drive itself to recognize the CD, it says there's nothing in there.
I've tried installing the latest drivers (it was up to date anyway) and I've tried uninstalling the drive and reinstalling and rebooting and downloading the latest firmware. I'm totally stumped, and not good enough with computers to figure it out myself. I'm using Vista, btw.