If your drive doesn`t read CD-R too I might believe that the laser of PUH that read/erase/write CD-R/RW is damaged.[/QUOTE]
This drive reads CDs without any problems but issue is with erase/writing/re-writing on a CD-R/CD-RW.
Strangely, another issue is, only in this XP account (restricted user) doesn’t allow:
a) Autorun of CD/DVD
b) Opening a CD/DVD by double clicking on drive icon from My Computer.
c) But I can access the CD content from the DOS mode from Run>Cmd
This works fine with the other restricted user accounts.
I am scratching my head about this weird drive on how to solve this problem assuming it’s not a Hardware failure! Any lead is highly appreciated.