Lite-on dvdrw sohw-1633s. Will not read any discs

[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On SOHW-1633S. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Using windows xp
The device will not read any discs (lite-on dvdrw sohw-1633s)
In device manager it says there are no problems
I have uninstalled and rebooted with no change
I have checked for updates which is ok.
Will keep this in point form as i tend to go on a bit
Any help would be greatly appreciated

Replace the drive…

Shit, I had a feeling that might be the case.
Thank you very much for your reply.

[QUOTE=ugbootshuffler;2198673]Using windows xp
The device will not read any discs (lite-on dvdrw sohw-1633s)
In device manager it says there are no problems
I have uninstalled and rebooted with no change
I have checked for updates which is ok.
Will keep this in point form as i tend to go on a bit
Any help would be greatly appreciated[/QUOTE]Did your drive stop reading both cd and dvd? Strange, mine stopped with cd, but kept on reading and burning dvd.

:rolleyes: Leo

[QUOTE=ugbootshuffler;2198765]Shit, I had a feeling that might be the case.
Thank you very much for your reply.[/QUOTE]

The drive is quite old. You can pick up a new one for under $30 from NewEgg.

(Did your drive stop reading both cd and dvd? Strange, mine stopped with cd, but kept on reading and burning dvd.)

It wont read any CD / DVD’s of any description or format / file types
If I leave a disc and reboot or shut down and restart, upon start up it gets stuck at either a blue screen or black with a cursor.
Once I take the disc out and restart it seems to be fine.

I think I will look into upgrading all of my components or purchase a new PC or MAC due to the age of everything it is about 3 / 4 yrs old