I "upgraded" from Windows XP last week, and ever since i installed it, my cd/dvd drive refuses to read any disks. I have tried at leas 5 different disks (2 DVDs, 3 CDs), and none of them work. All I hear is the drive spinning the disk (doesnt sound like it normally does) for about 10 minutes. It determines what disk it is, but fails to launch any programs off it.
I used this same drive last week when I had XP, and it worked fine. The drive only started having issues when i tried to install Windows 7, when the install screen had an error message telling me that I needed to install drivers
... but thats another story (I ended up getting lucky and the CD worked for some reason).
I have not changed any connections in my computer for about 4 months, and that was to install my graphics card.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Happy Good Friday from Australia
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 6400+ Motherboard Asus P5Q SE Memory 5 GB RAM
Graphics Card(s) Elitegroup NVIDIA 9600 GT 1GB
Monitor(s) Displays Benq FP91G+
Screen Resolution 1280x1024
Hard Drives 2x500GB WD SATA
1x320GB not-a-clue-brand SATA
CS or Master, still the same problem
Drive works in XP (duel booted)
When application from DVD tries to launch, error message "<DVD Drive> is not a valid Win32 application"
Takes about half an hour to read disk
Deleated and let windows re-install the drivers.
Concluded that it is a compatibility problem with the drive and windows 7. Buying a new drive.