the Dvd R/Rw drive on my laptop is having issues reading disc put into it.. It was still doing okay a few days back when i used it to copy a few discs.. But now it don't seem to be able to read or write, and the "D Drive" show that there is no disc inserted eventhough there is one inside..
However on occasions it is able to read audio cds, but after a few seconds of playing WMP displays a msg stating that there is an error with the disc.. I was also able to play a dvd-rw disc that was formatted as InCD without problem..
Is this a software problem or could it be a hardware malfunction..? (if it is a hardware issue, how come it can it still read certain disc..?) I suspect it could be caused by an anti-spyware freeware called Spyware Terminator by Crawler.. I installed it but felt that it slowed down my laptop quite a bit, so i unstalled it.. The uninstallation damaged my IE, so i did a system restore to try and fix the issue.. IE was fixed but the dvd drive is still not functioning...