Hi folks, just a quick update. My son trashed his computer by starting up with a dvd in the drive. Since then the drive has had zeros written to it, the motherboard has had the cmos reset and the bios reset. The drive has been reformatted and has xp install etc. I have had to do this with my spare cdrom drive as both my son's cdrom and the dvd will not read. They show up on the system as installed and working properly, but when you put a disk in them nothing happens. I have uninstalled them and reinstalled them, but to no avail.
I put the dvd into my system and and it does the same thing. I am starting to think that something has happened to the drive itself.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.