Lately, my CD-ROM drive has not been working. It plays audio CDs, but not program (i.e. games) CDs. I have tried switching all the IDE channels from "DMA if available" to "PIO only" and back again, but it has no effect. When I place it in the drive, it whirs four to five times, but the program does not load on its own. If I try the desktop icon, it gives a message about "please enter correct CD etc." If I try to run it manually through "Run," it gives a message about an "I/O device error." I'm about to just get a new external drive, but I'd like to see if there are any other solutions I can look into (I DON'T want to take it to "the shop," because here, they love to scam you.)
I'm not sure of the model, but it's a Ricoh JustLink. I looked on their website for driver updates, but I wasn't sure if they supported my model or not. Also, I have another CD drive above it, but I don't think it's functional.