AMD Sempron 2400+ - wasnt my idea
Found a similar post about this drive (and my problem) but I believe it was months old. This is my fathers new computer that was built by his friend, and lacks boxes or other identifying information for individual pieces, such as the DVDRW drive, etc. The little bit of info that I could actually get nero to produce has led me to this forum area, where I have found generally negative comments about the drive that (I believe) im using. “1008”
The story goes as such… used XCopy Express to burn a backup of a certain movie title. After the drive read the DVD info , which took roughly 45 minutes. I inserted the blank CD (Maxell DVD+R) and went to bed as it started copying with an estimated time of around 2+ hours remaining. I woke up early to shut the computer down and noticed the program said: Copy complete, etc. THEN Later during the day I was going to actually use the computer and came in to find that the drive was acting funny. I put in Warcraft 3 and noticed that it didnt auto-start as usual, so I went to mycomp and tried opening or viewing the disc from there and no such luck. Its as though no CD-Rom is ever inserted. This is true for every CDRom I own. NOW the funny thing is that the DVD I just burned, as well as any other DVD I own, works perfectly. So I cant start any programs requiring a CD-Rom and cannot read anything off of any CD-Rom regardless of its content, but DVD’s work fine. Ive never experienced a drive problem such as this on my computer, but then again I know exactly whats in my computer, and a DVD-RW is not. Ive tried millions of things to get it to work, but my knowledge extends only to certain software issues and not this: Im thinking the drive is burned out somehow, but only on CD-ROM’s?
Im sure you all know a computer user who cant even update his or her virus definitions and you try to help them out and keep them up to date, which can be a PAIN. Im trying to find some quality advice for my fathers PC before I return home. Any help you folks could offer would be appeciated. If you need more system specs just ask. Go ahead and tell me the drive is shot and he needs a new one… :Z