I bought this Emachines desktop computer (T2858) and with it came a Lite-On Combo SOHC-4832K combo DVD/CD-RW drive. Until a week ago this burner had worked beautifuly.... it was pretty nice to be able to make various media CD's so quickly. LOL
Unfortunately, for a reason that I still do not know, the drive decided to stop working. It's odd as hell, because it refuses to read any sort of disc whatsoever, but the computer has it still listed as an installed, ready-to-go driver. It's properties are fine. In short, this thing basicaly wont read any CD's or DVD's for me (it wont ready anything) except for this DVD disc that came with the computer, that is used to reformat the computer.
I reformated this computer last night, and after doing so my CD/DVD drive works... until I turn off the computer at least. After still not finding any ways to make it work again, I reformated yet another time... SAME THING!!! The drive will work right after I reformat the computer, but as soon as I reboot it reverts back to it's way of not playing anything.
http://tinypic.com/20f8kz <--- This is a screenshot of Nero InfoTool, it displays some information about my Lite-On Combo SOHC-4832K DVD/CD-RW drive. And yes, I am awake at 3:30 am trying to fix this.
Good Lord I hope someone here knows what has happened to my once trusty Lite-On combo drive, and that somehow, someway we can solve this problem! LOL thank you in advance to anyone who takes the time to try and help me with this problem, much appreciated.