Usually a DVD or CD drive does not need any special drivers to function properly.
I usually see a lot of references to drivers
when this type of hardware starts acting up, when that is rarely the case.
The disk you are trying to read may not be formatted to a medium your drive can read.
The optical disks root directory may be damaged or dirty. Try looking for scratches or cleaning the disk with a mild dish detergent and warm water, drying the disk with a soft none abrasive bath towel wiping out-wards from the disk center to the outer edge all around the disk to remove excess water and other containments from the disk.
Try using another disk in the drive to see if it is being read, if it is not, then read solutions below.
Your drives optical laser lens may have grime on it causing the laser to mis-read the disk causing the error. Purchasing a disk designed to clean the lens might do the trick, these can be found in most stores that sell music CDs. In extreme cases, you may have to open the drive to gain direct access to the laser and cleaning it with a cotton swab and isopropyl alcohol. If you use this method, please be careful not to allow any of the cotton to get snagged in the mechanism and do not use much pressure as you could cause the lens to become jammed or come off its track.
Although I do not think your drives registry upper or lower filters are not the case here, I will include this information below just in case this is your problem.
This problem may occur if one of the following scenarios is true:
· The filter drivers in the CD and the DVD storage stack are not migrated successfully to Windows.
· You uninstalled CD software that fails to properly remove itself in the registry.
· You installed software that adds filter drivers in the CD and the DVD storage stack that interfere with existing filters.
To resolve this problem, remove the affected filter drivers. To do this, follow these steps:
1. (In Windows Vista and Windows 7) Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
(In Windows XP and below click Start, then RUN and type regedit into this field box.)
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
2. Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:
Caution There can be many instances of the registry subkey that is mentioned in step 2. You must make sure that you are in the appropriate registry subkey before modifying the UpperFilters and the LowerFilters values. To verify that you are in the appropriate registry subkey, make sure that the Default data value is DVD/CD-ROM and the Class data value is CDROM.
3. In the right pane, right-click UpperFilters, and then click Delete.
4. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the UpperFilters registry entry.
5. In the right pane, right-click LowerFilters, and then click Delete.
6. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the LowerFilters registry entry.
7. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
For more information, follow the below link:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/
If these solutions do not fix your problem, try going to device manager and uninstalling your optical drive from device manager and rebotting and allowing windows to re-install the drive.
The likely-hood that a driver is missing is un-likely, if the above solutions still fail to fix your problem, then your drive may be defective, either the laser is too weak or the controller chip in the drive has failed.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 28 May 2010 - 11:05 AM.