[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On SHM-165H6S. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]My CD ROM won’t read any installation cd’s or my reformat cd’s for the computer. It will burn and read dvd’s, I’m just having problems with it reading the other cd’s. I cannot find a decent website to download any drivers from and I’m not sure as to which driver I should download. I’m running Windows XP on a HP Pavilion a1600n. Can anybody help me please? thanks :]
Usually when a drive is able to read/write DVD but is not able to read/write CD means that the CD laser is broken.
Burners have two separate lasers for CD and DVD, so if one broke the other can still work flawlessly. The only solution is get a new drive, even if the old one can still be used for DVDs