I've had this problem for a while and just been dealing with it, but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for fixing it. I have a dvd 16X read and 52X cd-rw drive. The problem is that it seems to randomly stop working. I can't find a pattern or program that seems to cause it. The drive will just stop detecting disks inserted into the drive. The lights flash as though it is trying to read it, but then it just doesn't load the disk. I've checked device manager, no problems, and uninstalled it and scaned for hardware changes many times. The drive was up to date when this started (not sure if it is now as I have removed and installed it a few times). To get it to read the disk, I have to reboot the computer, and then it will work fine for a while.
Any advise Appreciated.