I work both at home and in the office. I have a Powerpoint presentation on a CD disk formatted as a WMV that I need to access on my home laptop... this is really irrelevant, as my problem is with any disks I place in my DVD/CD drive.
There are no problems with the driver in Device Manager, it says "this device is working properly". The drive appears in "My Computer" too.
When I put in the disk, I can hear the machine making a whizzing sound as if it's struggling with a task... I've come to the conclusion that the laser on my drive my be faulty, but would like some expert input - as alluded to in the topic, I have an urgent business need to access this CD on my home laptop.
Advice would be greatly appreciated
Sometimes when I put a DVD in it can work sometimes... not always, but sometimes it will read the disk... but it NEVER reads a CD... Optiarc DVD RW AD-780S ATA Device is the spec... again, help would be seriously appreciated (even if it's just some advice to put my mind at ease) </desperate_rant>
Edited by badbadbad, 12 May 2010 - 11:54 PM.