I have a strange problem with my optical drive. It's a DVD writer.
If I put a CD or DVD in it sometimes speeds up and reads it ok. I can then copy info from it etc. But sometimes it starts to speed up and then stops. This is constantly repeated for several minutes.
Using Windows Explorer, when the drive is playing up, it doesn't show on the L/H pane under Computer. It does show in the R/H pane with or without a CD in. If I click on the drive it starts and stops for several minutes before ejecting the tray. I put another drive in and it's the same - sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.