I recently installed Vista on a new HDD about a week ago. Ever since it managed to install, the CD drive has never worked. I've wanted to use my Vista CD to run a system repair when the OS started acting up, but it wouldn't read it. Maybe after like opening the drive 4 times and closing it and 10 minutes later it would manage to get to the first prompt but wouldn't do anything beyond that. I also bought brand new software today that I'd really like to use, but I can't because it doesn't read the media.
So far, I've tried running this http://support.micro..._drive_problems
which just stalls out, and I've cleared the Prefetch as well as deleting the lower/upper hardware filters installed by windows updates.
Any ideas, G2G?