Hi, any help with the following will be appreciated. Sorry if this is vague, but I don't really understand the problem myself. I'll do the best to describe what I see. Sorry if something similar has been asked before. If someone can direct me to a link of the post, that would be great.
Sometimes, in the middle of a burn, I get an error, the burn fails, and the cd rom light stays on. I cannot eject the disc, and the light will remain on until I reboot the machine.
The last time this happened, I ignored the problem, and left the computer as it was, with the light on for about a week, with the disc still in the machine. Finally, I rebooted the machine and ejected the disc, but when I tried to burn another, the drive would not recognize anything. I have tried data/audio/blank cds. It does not recognize any. I have tried updating the drivers to no luck.
I do not get any error messages. When I try to access a disk in the drive, it opens up a window showing 0 files. The light goes on for a while (a bit longer than I remember when the drive worked properly), but again, explorer does not recognize the contents. When I try to access the drive with no disk, it shows the same window with 0 files. It does not prompt me to insert a cd into the drive.
Any suggestions are appreciated.