|My dvd drive has stopped working. The system recognizes the drive, it shows up, it spins when a disk is inserted, but it does not seem to recognize that the disk is there. Looking at the drive in Windows shows 0 files. This happens no matter what type of disk I insert, cd, dvd, music cd.|
Based on what I've tried so far it doesn't appear to be a hardware problem. I've tried updating the drivers, says they are up to date. I uninstalled and reinstalled the drive, no change. I installed a cd drive from my old computer, same result. I bought a new dvd drive, same result. Cable connections checked.
I also tried updating the IDE Channel driver, and uninstalling and reinstalling. I tried switching the drive so it was on IDE1 instead of IDE0. I tried the "modify registry and delete all Value Data from UpperFilters and LowerFilters" procedure. No change.
One thing that may or may not give a clue. If I leave a disk in the drive and then restart the computer, when it logs into Windows I can see the contents of the drive. I was even able to run the game on that disk. However when I switch disks, or open and close the drive with the same disk, the disk cannot be read.
No hardware or major software changes have been made recently. I have posted at a couple of other forums, no real help so far. Hopefully someone here has an idea that works or an explanation.