I'm running Windows 8.1 and recently wanted to give Linux a shot just to see how the GUI was like. So I downloaded the iso and mounted it to a DVD-R I had. After that, I rebooted and launched the OS and took some looks around. I decided to stick to Windows 8.1 and never touched my DVD/CD drive again. Today I wanted to watch a DVD so I opened up the drive and went to launch but the drive no longer shows up in my Drive lists and VideoLAN (VLC) doesn't recognize its exsistance. Device Manager, however, still lists all its information.
Any idea what's going on? I hope the mounting and reading of that disk didn't mess up. Whenever I put the DVD in I can hear it initially spooling but then it just dies. There is no LED indication light for me to see if it's reading or not, but the computer just doesn't know what's going on.