I was attempting to install a program for my son (Winnie Pooh or something) for him to play on the computer. While the game was installing, I got some weird error that I had never seen before. When I clicked the "OK" button, the computer rebooted. Now, the CD-Rom will not "read" any CD's. The drive is recognized in the CMOS and by Win XP Pro, but any CD inserted, will not read. Do I need to re-install windows to fix?
Thanks...I think. I got a new HDD so I formatted and reinstalled windows since the timing seemed perfect, but still no dice. The CD will NOT recognize any disc placed in it. It will try to read, but never actually shows anything, the light blinks and you can hear the CD spinning. Windows XP shows it as working and during the boot, it does get picked up. System Info shows it's working properly and there are no problems. Is there any programs or anyway to test if the unit just went bad?