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Hello and thank you in advance for any advice that you can pass on.
I have a Pavilion 7955 with the HP CD-WriterPlus drive. XP.
How can you tell if a drive is bad if you get inconsistent
performance? Someitmes the drive shows up on explorer, sometimes it
doesn't. Sometimes the light stays on after a cold start, sometimes
not. Most of the time the door won't open and the light stays on.
Just now everything seemed OK until I tried to burn a CD and the whole
thing just froze.
I have taken the power and data cabls off and reseated them. No
Is is just time to get a new CD RW drive or is this fixable somehow?