windows xp pro. 2.4ghz 512mb ddr. i have 2 drives 1 samsung dvd/cd-rom sm-308b, and a liteon ltr52327s. all of a sudden my samsung wont read cd-roms or audio cds but will play dvds. they have both worked ok since ive had them, just this one drive has gone silly. i have tried lots of cds and ive tried updateing the driver. please help, thanks very much.
i had similar problems lately with a year an a half old combo drive refusing to read some cdrs or audio discs but was still playing dvds ok.
i started to have problems with the drive a few months back when it took two or three attempts at loading the cdr or music discs to get it to read.it stopped reading the discs alltogether a few weeks back and i purchased a new cd writer.very cheap to replace.
you could try uninstalling the drive via device manager and restarting the computer.windows will find the drive again and will automaticaly install the drivers again.may work but i doubt it.