I installed 6 months of windows “essential updates” yesterday (win XP Pro) and now my DVD writer (Sony DW-D22A) no longer recognises CDs, although it still plays DVDs.
In desperation, I uninstalled the updates, and it seems to have uninstalled random other programs at the same time (when i boot up, it tries to finish the installation of Roxio Media Creator by asking me to insert the CD… which it can’t read. Naturally, Roxio was working beforehand).
I found a LiteOn driver on driverguide, but it only rates a “medium safety (2 stars)” and I’m worried I’ll make things worse.
I’m not a techie, so any advice will have to be aimed at “idiot level”.