Posted 06 October 2006 - 07:21 AM
Noises from a CD (or DVD) drive are never good.
Try going into Control Panel, double click on System, then click on the Hardware tab. Now, click on "Device Manager". Find your CD player under DVD/CD-ROM Drives, right click on it and then click "Uninstall". After it's done uninstalling, restart your computer. CD Drives are "plug and play", so Windows will find the CD drive as a new Device, and automatically install it.
I believe that this might go one of 3 ways: It will reinstall fine and work like it should (allowing you to burn CD's); it will reinstall fine but still won't work right; or it won't reinstall if it recognizes that it's a bad drive. In the event that it won't work again, or won't reinstall, then I'd venture a guess that it's time to buy a new CD burner (which is exactly what I would do if I were in your position).
Hope this helps!
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