last week my DVD drive failed (or so i thought) i ordered a new one and fitted it today only to find that the same problem still persists.
I have 2 DVD drives, the new one thats a SATA DVD/RW and an old one thats an IDE DVD (kept in to copy from).
When i put disks in the new reader it spins up but windows never sees it, but the same disk in the old drive works fine (Tried a written disk, DVD and Game). So its only when trying the new Drive. Windows has definitely seen it properly (right click -> eject works).
At first i thought it might be a driver issue, new drive is almost identical to the old one apart from being SATA so i removed the driver and got the latest one from windows update, still no joy.
Next thought was is the new drive duff as well (could happen) so i tried booting to it, no problems there.
So the drive is fine its just windows that wont read the disks.
I do have a RAID array in my machine, but i can't see that being a problem.