the drive isn’t reading audio cd’s at all. However, about 1 out of every 15 attempts it can sometimes pick up this cd with a bunch of drivers on it. No physical evidence of any damage to the drive.
When I insert a disc (CD/DVD) the read light just flashes once and goes off. The drive reads as empty in Explorer.
The drive is detected perfectly in My Computer and all other apps, and Hardware Manager says it is working fine.
he drive just will not read any discs.
OS is WinXP SP2 with all patches.
Regularly scanned for viruses and spyware.