I have a toshiba A215-S6816 where the dvd drive with spin up and act as though it is trying to read a disc with the light staying on for a while but nothing. I try to double click the dvd drive in My Computer but some times get the message to insert a disc, or it'll sit ther for a while like it's trying to read.
After this issue is when I decided to take the system from Vista to Windows 7 32 bit. The upgrade did nothing so I went back and did a custom install / fresh install and it still will not recognize the disc. Nothing appears out of the ordinary in Device Manager, or anywhere else I can see.
But this drive WILL boot a bootable disc during startup with no issue, which is why I thought software was the issue and may still be. I appreciate any help, since Microsofts Fix It says it sees no issue so it won't do anything at all.