my drive works fine when reading bootable discs. I just today booted into ubuntu from the drive without any problems. Yet in xp when I try to insert and empty or data dvd or cd, the drive keeps spinning up and slowing down, spinning up and slowing down, like its trying to read it but failing.
Out of curiosity, I run ubuntu from a usb stick and the same problem happens there.
I'm at a lack of words... so it doesnt work in xp or ubuntu, but I was able to boot ubuntu from the cd, as well as look at the ubunutu files from the cd in xp, yet not data discs I had previously burnt!
empty dvds and cds arent recognized either.
Can anybody explain this? please I really need a solution!
Is this a SATA drive or an IDE?
If it's an IDE..check to make sure the jumper is set to master.....
If it's a SATA then you might have a bad cable...get the locking type they are more reliable for connection.
Can your discs be read on another computer?
Sometimes if you don't close a disc properly it will not be read...
Hope this helps...JQ