I have a LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S and it's having trouble reading CDs and DVDs.
I can burn CD and DVDs very well but when I put in a game or data disc, it recongises how much data is in the disc it but it kept showing up as a blank disc when I opened it through windows explorer. Somehow it works ok when I play a disc filled with video/audio files when I played it through WMP11.
I kept having to restart the computer with the disc inside so that the disc is properly recongised so I can get into the disc. My OS is Windows Vista Home Premium SP1.
I'm pretty sure that the drive's lasers are still working, i've looked through the threads of simular problems with the same drive. So i'm pretty sure its something else but what is it?