My HP writer (8100i) recently packed up and it will no longer read a cd. It is recognized in the bios and windows, but it just can’t scan a disk properly (it keeps trying then stops with the red light flashing). I really dont want to buy a new drive, and it will cost a bomb to get it looked at, anyone know what could be causing the problem? Im running Windows ME on an AMD K6-II 500, 192Mb, 13.5Gb, Voodoo3, Hitachi DVD Drive (Sec Slave), HP 8100i writer (Sec Master).
Any help will save me a lot of hassle, and money!