Hi, I mostly registered so I could get help. I'm sorry if this answer is already answered - point me in the right direction if so, but I have been looking for answers over several forums and some threads were even in THIS forum. So, I decided to post my problem.
I have a HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H73N so it was manufactured by Hitachi-LG. When I insert a disc - any disc, CD, DVD, audio, software, anything - 90 percent of the time, it just sits there. The DVD drive is there, but it acts as if there is no disc in the drive. I know that the discs work. In fact, once in a while, it randomly decides to work.
I have tried to reinstall the drivers
, see if it was working, (there is almost no indication from Windows that it doesn't work) and reboot the computer, but all to no avail. When I decided to download Microsoft Automatic Troubleshooter, it found the problem, but it couldn't fix it. I also have Daemon Tools, if that means anything (although, I had these issues before I installed Daemon Tools). The times the drive worked, it worked perfectly.
In addition, I have read (here: LG DVD Drive not reading disks
) that this is a common problem with LG DVD drives. I was thinking "oh, well that's not me", but then I found out it IS an LG drive...
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and any help will be greatly appreciated!