My DVD burner died shortly after updating to a recent version of Anydvd (somewhere around 5.8.X.X). I was not using the computer at the time, but this is the story I got. I loaded Saving Private Ryan in DVD shrink and let it backup while I left. Someone came along and stopped it after it backed up and canceled burning it with DVD decrypter ( I only mention this because it happened shortly before the drive died, it seems harmless though). Then a Anydvd update was downloaded and installed (I think 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11) automatically. After the reboot the drive tray would go in and out randomly at any time and would not respond to the close button or pushing in the tray, it would also not read any type of media. I should note that the tray popped out during the BIOS during boot up, before windows even started. I tried many things (reinstalling, firmware, etc.) but it would not work so I got a replacement drive from Compaq. Also, I tested a spare (different) drive on this machine and it worked fine. Anyways, my question is weather I should shrug this off as a coincidence and put the replacement burner in and load up AnyDVD again, or if I should not chance loosing another drive. Thanks!
Compaq Presario SR1630NX
2.2 Gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 bit processor
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
512 Megabytes Installed Memory
HP dvd640 internal DVD Writer DVD+/-RW