I have a laptop with a Sony DW-U54A DVD re-writer which is now playing up.
Just recently when I tried to reinstall Windows XP Pro from a formatted hard drive the file Driver.cab could not be read by the internal DVD.
After some bodging I got Windows to work (with some problems) so I reinstalled Windows from inside Windows as an update using my external USB DVD drive and the file was read without problem.
I have also experienced other problems with this drive.
I have tried cleaning the lens with a couple of CDROM cleaning discs.
My very first questions on this forum are -
- Should I replace the drive?
- If so with what drive should I replace it?
- Where is a good place to get the drive?
Many thanks for all your help with this problem.