I've tried a system restore to a couple days ago and no luck. I also have tried many other ideas that I found with a google search, the most recent attempts can be found at the following link: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/255031-phillips-dvd-rw-sdvd-8820-problem-on-inspiron-e1505/
Any help would be great as I'd love to get this working again and not have to purchase a new DVD burner. If I need to get a new drive are there any brands/models anyone would suggest to work with my current notebook? Should I go with an external USB drive or just get another slim DVD drive and replace it, and if I go with replacing the internal DVD drive are there different sizes between different notebooks (Just want to make sure I get the correct drive that will fit)?
Thanks in advanced for any and all help I will receive.
Edit: Running Windows XP SP3.
Edited by Leo3378, 28 March 2011 - 08:17 AM.