|By the way, I found the following in Device Manager if this helps?|
Hey Bobo, thanks a lot for your post, I hope you check back cos I would like to know what you'd think of this:
CD ROM was listed in device manager so I clicked it and it listed: LG DVD-ROM DRN8080B
I clicked it again and under the general tab it says the device is working properly (but next to hardware version it says not available, as embarrassing as it sounds I have no idea if this correct.
Under settings tab, in the options box, only DMA is checked/ticked (whatever that means).
The current drive letter assignment is D (would it help if I changed this?) and under Reserved Drive letters, the Start Drive Letter and End Drive Letter are both blank. Does this all sound correct so far?!
Under driver it says no driver files are required or have been updated for this device, with the option to update.
Does this all sound correct?
Many thanks for your help and patience