well ran the self test and it says everythings fine. but get this. now everything IS working fine. loads my dvds everytime! lol!
you know what i think? i leave my comp on all the time. hardly ever turn it off. when i do a update i simply do a restart. i had to turn my comp off to mess with the jumpers for the test. and if i remember my problems seemed to start around my firmware upgrade.
possibly just restarting was not allowing the upgrade to install properly? does firmware upgrade your board or bios also?
i dunno just guessing lol. But i really believe it had something to do with powering down my comp to allow the firmware to upgrade properly. hopefully others will read this. as i've seen a few other posts with the same problems.
my systems a asus p4p800s with a pentium 4.
dont laugh at me to much lol. just throwing thoughts out to maybe help others. thanks guys.