Optiarc dvd rw ad-7530a ata device not reading disk

I have a Gateway MT-6821 with an Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530A ATA Device that does not read any disk I put in it, i.e., CD, DVD, etc.

It will acknowledge the disk loaded by the blue icon light but just sit and spin and NEVER engage.

My device manager says it is working properly and that it has the most recent updated driver.

The D drive under My Computer never acknowledges the disk, either, and after a period of time it will just stop.

Any suggestions for how to repair it or a suitable replacement?

I run Windows Vista, Home Premium, SP2.

Thank you…Steve :frowning:

Look in my signature and click on the link that says: How to delete your upper and lower filters. This will take you to a Microsoft article where you should click on the Fix It button.

You can also follow their instructions for doing this process manually in the registry.