Need driver for Slimtype dvdrw sdw-431s

Hi everyone. I recently inherited a used emachines laptop. The former owner upgraded it to XP Pro…but apparently screwed something up because the dvd-rw drive refuses to read cds. I’ve looked around the emachines website and haven’t found anything useful. Anyone have any ideas?

Welcome to cdfreaks :slight_smile:
Check if you can boot from a bootable cd. If that does not work, chances are high the cd laser is dead.

Hmm. Well that’s a no go. Where can I get a replacement drive to install?