Please help! DVD and CD won't recognize disc

please help. I have a I/O Magic 16x dvd burner that I have used sucessfully for 4 or 5 months and a generic Cd Rom burner that Came with the computer. Suddenly yesterday neither one will play or recognize a disc in their drives. i checked my drivers and they say all is well with the unit. I uninstalled and reinstalled the dvd burner and it was sucessful but still the problem persists. Any Ideas…Thanks…Jim :sad:

i did a little more research and found that in system help it says my cd rom0 has a bad block. what does this mean? Could this be the problem? How to remedy it?..Jim

Replace the ide cable.