I have an odd thing happening lately in that my internal Sony DVD-RW player, MN: AW-Q170A (or Optiarc AD-5170A to be exact) won't recognize any DVD's, blank, burned or distributed but does recognize CD's.
I've confirmed this in both an old XP Pro w/SP2 & all updates and a fresh Vista Ultimate x64 install. I even tried a bootup with the Vista Ultimate bootable install disk with the BIOS set to boot from CD, which I just used to install Vista last week and that failed too. With all that I'm leaning toward that its not a OS or software problem.
I installed this drive about three months ago and have used it a lot and this is the first problem I've had.
I've check the specs with Nero's Info Tool and picks up everything correctly and says I have Firmware version 1.70.
I've seen that since this is a funny drive in the manufacture dept, that there really isn't a good place for a Firmware update except for here: http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/Optiarc-AD-5170A/ but one, it doesn't seem like a very straight froward update and two, whether it will solve the problem is debatable.
So does anyone have any ideas ????