It’s a Sony VAIO VGN-FS18GP with 1.7ghz cpu, 768mb ram, geforce go6000 graphics, WinXP SP3
The laptop is working ok as i have done a clean install of XP Pro, the drive had the same problem before i did the reinstall.
I am pretty sure it’s the drive thats wrong as Roxio 2009 and Realplayer start to burn cd-dvd’s then say there’s an error with the dvd drive.
just a thought would it read/burn 16x dvd’s as it doesn’t seem to see them. yet it reads game cd’s ok, eg: tomb raider III
I don’t want to use a external dvd burner. if i cannot get it working i will have to buy a new dvd-rw drive.
thanks for you reply, any more ideas