Hello everybody around! I have searched in the forum but I haven't found a cure for my problem, so I ask you directly. I have a Nec3500A dvd burner, and I have been using it for a year and a half successfully, no problem ever. But some days ago, the drive started to do a curious thing: when changing the cd/dvd the system (Windows) freezes. More precisely, it freezes when tries to access the new dvd (not when the tray is open, only when I close it);tried also in Linux (both Knoppix and Ubuntu) and the error I get is that the drive is not mounted, so the problem is not with the OS. Also, the drive seems to be in working condition, because I can read the cd/dvd that was inserted in the drive when I start the computer; to be sure, I tried a new drive (nec4550) and it does the same. So, it is not a "the drive is not working period" problem. At this point, I have no idea of how to know where the problem is (the motherboard? the IDE cable?) before sending to a repair stage (which I don't want), so if you have any idea that could help me please post it!
Many thanks to all!