Hello to all,
this is my first post here, and hope you'll be able to help me.
I have computer that is nearly 3 years old. Everything was working fine and I did usual maintenance job in order to keep it fully functional all the time.
Two days ago, very strange problem appeared. When tried to make virtual drive in Nero, my computer freezed and I was forced to perform reset (manually restart button). After that, it was very slow. Windows starting up procedure was OK, but then after desktop is shown, something like new process started which terribly slow down a computer.
I went to safe mode and deleted Nero since I wasn't able to uninstall it (because windows installer service is not started in safe mode). That helped, and my computer in normal mode was working again without problems. I used TuneUp to clean registry.
Then, I noticed that none of my DVDs cannot be read from Asus DRW 1608-P drive. Since I didn't use it for a couple of days before this, I'm not sure if this is directly caused by this particular incident.
Again, I installed Nero application, and again, it was terribly slow. I deleted Nero and installed trial Acohol burning software but problem was exactly the same. It is something like problem occures when software try to communicate with drive.
I deleted Alcohol and everything is back to normal. Since I used two different software, I think problem is in my DRW drive, but it reads Cds without problems.
I searched Internet and found people comments in similar situations. I have read that most likely lens that read DVD is faulty and that drive should be replaced. I opened DRW and saw there is only one lense (maybe they're integrated).
Can someone give me any advice?
I know that easiest way is to go and bu new drive, but if there are things I could try myself?
I have opened drive and saw there are no two different (in quantity) lenses, so maybe it is not faulty.
Has anyone had similar experience?
P.S. In installed burner in my friend's computer and noticed the following:
Computer works OK.
Some DVDs can be read others cannot. Few DVDs which was recorded by same bruner cannot be read.
This indicates that my computer has software problem, but also that drive has a problem.
Should I open it and clean it?
Which liquid to use for cleaning (is it Ok to use same as for monitor)?