After trying several restarts that did not accomplish anything, I finally succeeded in getting the bad CD out. This was done by pressing the open/close button on the drive itself at a precise moment when the PC was rebooting after a restart. Though I had tried this many times to no avail, this one time it happened to click, and the drive door opened. After the reboot, the drive numbers for my DVD-RW, and DVD-ROM drives both showed up in my computer. Both drives are working okay.
This leads me to the conclusion that it was the bad CD that caused the problem in the first place.
Edited by Chatice, 30 June 2006 - 03:37 PM.