I am trying to remedy a problem on a freinds notebook and am not having much luck and I wondered if anyone has any ideas. it is a CD-DVD rom drive it plays cd's and some dvds fine but most dvds it won't recognize is the drive going bad? ITs a Compaq Presario 1200 the device manager lists the drive as: toshiba dvd-rom sd-c2402 I apreciate any help
What type of DVD are you trying to play? Some drives have problems reading DVD-R or DVD+/-RW discs, just as the older CD-ROM drives had problems reading CD-R and CD-RW discs. How old is the drive? Sometimes they just get so much use they begin to refuse to read discs - normal wear and tear. If the drive is modular, then I'd suggest replacing it with a standard laptop DVD drive, if not, you could well be stuck with it.