Well I just wrote a couple of really funny paragraphs introducing myself in a kind of “breaking the ice” kind of way, but I lost the lot when I realised I hadn’t logged in. Sigh… So I’d just like to to take the time to welcome myself to the forums…thanks very much, great to be here… and I hope we can all help you as we go along. Me too. Very good of you all. Right then…
My Liteon SOHW-812s will not read my Windows disc. Nor my Norton disc. Very odd behaviour. Nor can I read any data discs that were created either for me or by me. But the situation gets weirder as I am fully able to read every game disc I own, including both DVD’s and CD’s. Both modern (ie GRAW) or old (ie Op Flaspoint), without issue.
The background to this is I had internet access some months ago at a friends place and contracted a dodgy virus, W32.Myzor.FK@yf, which I have since removed, but this has left me seemingly with my problem. I only discovered this as I was intending to format my drive and start again now I’ve gotten net access at home again. Hell, I probably still would if I could read the disc. It will spin as if searching for it when I insert it, but quickly decides there is nothing there. A properties query on the D:\ drive reveal nothing. Same with Norton. Game discs though will progress through autorun no probs.
I have tried a firmware upgrade from Codeguys but this made no difference. All suggestions gratefully received.