This afternoon my Dad's Dell Studio PC suddenly stopped recognising DVD discs. I have tried some CD ROMs and it reads those fine, but when I put an DVDs in I'm told the drive is empty. It worked fine this morning and this afternoon it's stopped working.
The only thing I've been doing today is to try and get an old logitech steering wheel working to play F1 2010, but now I can't even do that as the disc isn't recognised so the game won't boot.
The PC is running Windows Vista 32bit, the DVD drive is a TSST TS-H653F.
I've tried updating the driver/firmware and it made no difference.
I uninstalled the driver and rebooted for Windows to reinstall it and that also made no difference.
I should stress, it reads CD discs just fine, but can't register DVDs.
Is there anything else I can do? I tried booting in safe mode, but the same problem exists there too.
Is this a hardware or software issue? Could the logitech software I was trying to install for the steering wheel (it's rather old) have caused a problem? Are there any registry entries I should be checking?