[QUOTE=marior;2520439]I’ve tried 3 pressed minicds of hardware drivers[/QUOTE]
If it does read after a few attempts, as you describe above, it could just be your LG being finicky. All my LGs are the same with some discs.
EDIT: As for the drives…awhile back, I used to upgrade quite a bit when something better came along, and just hung onto the ones I replaced (some of them are sitting in a box now, hehe)…I’ve slowed down now, and haven’t bought a new one in quite some time! I do have an external drive enclosure though, so it’s always handy to have a spare (or two…or three… ) lying around. - about 6 of those drives are in regular use, with another 2 in my backup PC.