I have a NEC laptop with an LG DVD+RW drive.
I bought a pack of +R DVDs from Sony, I had previously used other brands without any problem.
When I tried to burn the first dvd, my DVD drive made a weird noise and the writing software aborted and flagged a message saying “Bad Media”.
After that I wasn’t able even to eject the DVD from the drive, so I restarted and then I was able to eject normally, and even read CDs normally; but now my drive is unable to read any DVD, no matter what DVD I put in it, Windows and all applications see the drive as empty.
I am completely shocked, because I never thought that a certain DVD could actually damage my hardware, I thought in the worst case it would just fail writing. Anybody can help me to understand what has happened here? and is there any workaround for my drive, or it’s gone?