I formatted my computer 2 weeks ago, and ever since my disc drive hasn't been working properly. Its a HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GGC-H20L.
I am unable to play blu ray movies/dvd movies/games on dvd discs. When I put any of those types of discs in my drive contiously spins them, obviously trying to read them. I open up my computer, and it says its empty. Occasionally it'll work by itself, or i'll restart with the disc in the drive and a couple minutes after start up it'll work.
It has NO problem at all reading any other types of discs like music cds, or games on regular discs.
I've tried to manually start the disc for example, when I put in the sims 3, I open up its launcher and try to load it that way and it tells me I need to put the disc in the drive even though it is already in there.
I compared the driver
version with the most recent version I found on the internet and its up-to-date with what I found(Driver Version= 6.1.7061.17514). But I was unable to actually find a download for the driver. I also uninstalled the disc drive and it installed automatically but nothing changed.
I've formatted my computer numerous times, and since I never made discs for windows 7 I use the vista discs, then upgrade to windows 7 afterwards and it has NEVER caused any problems before.
So is it a hardware issue? Or software? It only reads blu-ray/dvd discs when it feels like it, but any other discs it reads normally......
What can I do?! This is CRAZY already. HELP!!!!!!!!!!