Ok...twenty questions time.
Does the drive drawer open and close using the buttons on the drive?
Does the light come on and flash briefly when you start your computer?
Do you have any idea what may have caused your "interuption" ie: power surge or fluctuation, new software installation, etc?
How old is this drive?
What is the drive make and model? (listed in the device manager)
1) Yeah, the driver opens and closes normally
2) The orange light on it flashes when reading a disc, so I guess its doing something?
3) Everything was running smoothly when this happened, I dont know what the deal was. I was burning a cd in itunes then it abruptly stopped, ejected the disc and said something about an error.
4) The drive came with my computer, its a dell about 2-3 years old.
5) HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8160B
Hope that helps?