of late I am facing this problem and I don't know how to solve. My DVD/CD combo drive ( not a DVD writer) is behaving peculierly. The tray often comes out automatically by itself and one even don't need to press the eject button !! even when I push the eject/load button the tray comes out/goes in irratically. I wonder why it is behaving in such an irrational manner. Something to do with the motherboard or something else ??
more that that, when I try to write .iso files or some other big files (>500mb) and check for data verification at the end of writing, the result is always 'burn failure'. But to my utter good luck, I found the 'burnt failure' CDs work perfectly and I installed fedora 7 with that !!!
The mouse pointer, after such a failure, simply go mad !! I see its crazy 'shaking' and 'dancing' over the screen but can't do anything to stop that. A reboot always helps to get the problem solved. As for the operating system, I use Windows XP and I use Nero OEM 184.108.40.206. for writings CDs/CD -RWs . Besides that, I use fedora 7 but this problem is in windows only. I have rolled back the offending drive and reinstalled it but the problem persists. Please help me overcome this !!!