I was trying to burn a cd with Nero, it failed, froze the computer and now it won't read anything. I've reinstalled the driver, updated the driver, unhooked the drive completely and the computer thinks nothing is wrong, it shows up in the device manager without any problems or error messages. I read in another post that the laser might be fried, please tell me this isn't the case. If it is, cd drives in general just suck, this will be the 3rd cd drive to die on me in less than 2 years.
What could be causing my cd drives to work fine for a little while and then die spontaneously? They only undergo normal use.
Could keeping a cd in the drive for a long time be ruining them?
So far i've had 2 samsung drives and a lite-on curently.