My DVD drive does not recognize DVDs. It is an old drive and I'm wondering if it is just dead, or what. My computer is a Dell Dimension 4600 that came with a CD/RW drive and a seperate DVD drive. The CD drive still works fine, but the DVD drive does not. It has power and everything, but is unable to detect any DVDs. Windows detects the drive, but it appears that the BIOS doesn't. When I set the IDE master, slave, etcs that aren't enabled to 'AUTO' I get a 'diskette drive 0 seek failure' error. The IDE cable connected to the DVD drive is indeed labeled 'drive 0'. I've tried unplugging and replugging in the drive's cables and to no avail. I have noticed that windows interestingly has the DVD drive as both D and F, if that is relevant.
I don't know how long it hasn't worked, as I rarely use it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.