|DVD roms do go bad. |
I'm not even sure what you are asking. Because of the limited space inside of a laptop, and because of the hardware architecture, the IDE channels with laptops are set to specific devices in specific bays; i.e. IDE channel 0 to the HDD, IDE channel 1 to the Optical ROM disk drive. You can't rearrange them to other devices in a laptop like you can in a desktop PC.
If you're DVD rom isn't working, you need to troubleshoot that device, that communication cable and/or that IDE channel of the IDE controller.
- Does the DVD rom appear in the BIOS?
- Does the DVD device appear in Windows?
- Clean the DVD laser lens.
- Test the CD/ DVD media discs that don't work in your DVD rom in another DVD rom drive on another computer.
- Check the DVD cable connection(s), you'll need to open the laptop up possibly.
- Try to test your DVD in another laptop, if possible.
MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!