Re: CD/RW trouble
Most likely it's time for it to retire. But you can try some testing to insure that it's time to get a new drive. First swap to another computer if you can, check and swap the IDE data cable, make sure the 4pin molex has power. You can use the emergency eject button to recover your CD if you have to, it's a small hole about the side of a paper clip tip. Most CD burner cost no more than $15-20, you might as well get a CD/DVD combo drive for that price.