I have an Acer Aspire 5710, about 2yrs old, & the DVD RW drive is not working...
I played a dvd successfully on it last night, then removed that & put in another, but it was not recognised. When I looked on My Computer, the drive was not recognised at all! I went into Device Manager & searched for new devices, whereupon the drive was found & I was prompted to install a driver. I did so, & it started - only to play too fast & jump while playing. I took the traditional approach, switching the computer off & on again. After that, it decided not to work at all, & even after a search on Device Manager the computer will not register the drive as present.
One thing I had done - I had just downloaded a lot of old files to my external hard drive, and also moved my My Documents & My Music folders to D: drive instead of C: drive, another partition on the same computer.
Has anybody seen this kind of problem? Is it likely to be software, or should I just pull out the drive & either repair or replace it?