GH22NS30 Disappears from windows

My LG DVD Writer has been disappearing from windows lately and its getting a bit annoying

It freezes the system for 2-3secs while it goes, throws an error into the Event Log (already cleared it today, will post it when it happens again).

I have done the MS filter registry editing - its quite annoying that that’s all that they suggest in my opinion

Have swapped ports on mobo, swapped cable

Any other suggestions??

I haven’t checked for a firmware update yet

Specs:
Windows XP SP3
Intel E7300, Gigabyte EP45-DS4P, 2gb ddr2-800, Antec Earthwatt 500w