I ran the checkdisk and everything was fine. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled drivers, etc....the "usual" fixes that I've read on this board.
When I put a disc in, the error I get is this: Windows cannot read from this disk. It may be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatable with Windows.
When I go to the Error Reporting~Event Viewer, I get this explanation:The device, \Device\CdRomO, has a bad block.Source: Cdrom
Event ID: 7
Thanks for responding and I look forward to any more responses.