When I went to read a DVD yesterday evening it wouldn't do so. It reads and burns CDs ok, It will burn and verify a DVD but when that same DVD, or any other DVD is inserted it completely fails to see it. Similarly with commercial movie DVDs. It sounds as if it's retrying the reads. I've tried the discs on my laptop and they're all ok.
Both desktop and laptop are running Win 10 Pro, the desktop is on 1703, the laptop on 1607. The driver for the desktop drive is dated 2006.
My suspicion is that the drive is on the way out. Is there any way I can actually confirm that? Or do I just buy and install a new one?
Happily running Windows 10 Pro on both desktop and laptop
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