|I have looked at a review that puts your system at at least 7 years old. 2008. With reasonable usage over this time period it is likely the laser(s) in the old drive wore out. |
After you installed the new drive did you look in device manager? I'm almost sure you would see warning symbols against optical drives such as DVD/CD.
Go into device manager and have a look. If there is a warning symbol against the device right click and update drivers. Windows is pretty good at finding the appropriate software for optical drives this way. Another method could be to select CD/DVD and select uninstall drivers and rebooting. This will cause Windows to detect new hardware and search and install the appropriate drivers for it.
Edit. Here is a YouTube clip showing you how to acces device manager in Vista:
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