this is a laptop.
The dvdcdrom drive is showing as a harddrive in 'my computer'
In performance, it says it is operating in msdos compatibilty mode.
It will play a dvd with realplayer, but any other discs make a pop up stating something like 'D;/ refers to a location which is not available...'
Clicking the D icon does the same thing. The D icon has changed all by its self to a hard drive icon in my computer. (the dvdcdrom drive is D on this computer) The little label there now shows 'local disc', NOT anything like DVD-CD-ROM, or whatever it should say. Properties for it there show it the same way. The device manager shows it as working properly.
Getting back to the performance tab, it says there to update the driver. I have updated the driver about a gazillion times, it says the best one is already installed. I find that some people and sites say that this thing does not need a driver. I just want to be sure that the driver is correct so I can move on to thre next possibilty.
I have also un-installed it a gazillion times. The new hardware wizard never shows as finding any new hardware when I do.
I had someone over here to fix it, 80 bucks later it is not fixed. It is exactly the same as before he messed with it. The tech told me it was junk, I should give it to him for parts, for 25 bucks off the fee. I am on the unit right now, so I doubt is is really junk.