Originally Posted by otaku_2004
i hate to say, but nothing there helped me. I have since figured out that i can still use my disks, but in my computer it wont say that "such and such" a disk is in the drive.
Of course not yours is the first serious reply.
CD-RW-Roms and DVD-Roms don't seem to read disks that well.
But the test is to see if you can burn a cd-r then you know it works.
2nd is to set the drive to auto and play a movie dvd.Audio dvd is another subject.
At this point you know these drives ar working propery as Device Manager should state.
But thats why i posted this.These devices give you a hard time reading other disks and games that use them,Best i've come up with is spinning the disk or restarting till Explore could read it.
If this is happening with a regular cdrom drive than get a new one,their very cheap.