hi i have a sony vaio and its main use was for gaming and dvd movie watching. it will play music cd's but it wont recognise dvd's or video game disc's placed in the drive. the disc just spins stops and when i check in the computer the drive shows it has no disc. i am using vista. help please what do i do.
I seriously doubt that a new computer with Vista would ship with just a plain CD-RW... DVD drives are now standard equipment. If you have a bootable Vista DVD, I would suggest attempting to boot from it. If you can boot from it, then you have a software issue... but if it won't boot from a DVD, then the drive is defective and needs to be replaced.
Again, very true.... but the combo drive on my laptop is doing the same thing... the difference being I have a Blu-Ray / DVD-RW drive. It will play music CDs, but it will not play DVDs or Blu-Rays. I have confirmed it's a hardware issue, as it will not boot from my Vista Ultimate upgrade DVDs.