Some of you might know of my problem with my DVD burner. Let me tell you and explain the situation and problem in full.
When in Windows 7 on my system specs computer, when I insert any disks, empty or not, most of them appear as if nothing was inserted. Although its strange, any disc with data does not show, but only a few empty DVD's showed up... I tried burning data to it, but then I cannot see it anymore. When trying to use the BIOS to boot up the Windows 7 retail disc, it fails, just keeps trying for 5 minutes then just moves on to boot up the OS on the Internal HDD. I have also tried booting up an Ubuntu 10.10 CD, which also results in the same issue. I then tried loading Ubuntu 11.04 from a USB stick, and then inserted the Ubuntu 10.10 CD. It worked and showed up. I then tried inserting the Windows 7 DVD, but nothing showed up. I also tried inserting some empty DVD's which, if I recall correctly, most showed up. This is driving me nuts as I need to use the DVD reader to install OS's, boot up Ubuntu, install games, app's ect...
Help and suggestions would be really appreciated.