Ok so I got a new computer game lately and because they are all on DVD disks now, I got a new DVD ROM drive. Not a burner, just a reader.
It’s an 18X internal LiteOn, number iHDP118.
Anyway after about a week or so of having it installed, it doesn’t work perfectly. Sometimes it is able to read the disk inside the drive and other times it’s not.
Currently I don’t think I have any drivers installed. The only CD that came with the drive said it had the drivers, but when installing, it looked like all that was installing was that stupid Nero software. I really don’t want Nero. And it looked like it’s just a trial so it’ll be useless shortly anyway, so I removed it from my computer.
Even after doing this, the drive has read the disk at times. But a couple nights ago it just wouldn’t recognize the disk. I Googled for a while and checked a lot of websites, but I couldn’t find an exact answer to this dilemma.
I searched the LiteOn website for just the drivers/firmware but this model isn’t listed.
Somewhere I read that restarting the computer can help the drive detect the disk and the other night it worked. However about 15 minutes ago I go to play the game again and it didn’t detect the disk. I restarted my computer and it still won’t detect the disk.
Ummm, I checked the hardware connections and everything seems fine. The drive gets power, it blinks, it opens and closes, and makes noise when the DVD is freshly put in there. Plus, Windows recognizes the drive and reports the drive is “working properly.”
Some websites say this might be a registry problem, but none were specific and/or didn’t seem to respond to this exact problem. I have a fairly old custom computer, AMD 64 3000, Sapphire 9800 Pro, WinXP Home… I don’t know what other specs you’d need. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.