I'm running Windows 7 home premium on an Acer Aspire laptop. Recently, I attempted to read a DVD in its internal drive. It could not do so, and I assumed it was a disc "gone bad". However, I find that *any* disc I insert has the same problem. I insert the disc, the access light flashes briefly, but when I open the drive in Explorer, the tray opens and a message says "insert disc"!
Device manager says drive is working correctly.
I have re-installed drivers, uninstalled the drive and rebooted, but nothing changes. The thing was working perfectly for 2 years until 4 days ago.