The other night I needed to reinstall WinXP. So, I put the CD in my burner and rebooted my computer. It booted off the CD fine and went through the whole file copy stage. THen it rebooted and when it needed more files, it couldn't find them.
I tried several times and then I ejected the CD. Imagine my shock when I seen that the CD had exploded. It was in about a million peices!!
Well, I disconnected that drive and got out my backup copy and continued installing WinXP from a different drive.
I then took the cover off my Lite-On and cleaned all the peices of the broken CD out.
Windows and the Bios now detect it, but the drive door won't stay closed. I have tried reflashing the bios with the latest 40125 and 48125 bios' and I have taken it apart again to clean everything out of it again.
The CD was a legit CD for M$ but it had a small crack on the hub from all the use it had.
Is there any hope??