So yes its rare that i ask for help.
i have a sony DRU-830a dvd+/- RW
once windows is loaded it wont read a dam thing but it will still burn discs.
as for testing the reads i used it in another c and it will boot from a disc fine.
Ive done the following before Posting:
googled the issue like a good chap, it turned up one relevant result about services being turned off
i enabled all 238 of them to no avail
I deleted the upper filters, nothing
I deleted the upper and lower filters, still nothing
I tried ccleaner, nothing
i uninstalled the driver then rebooted and let windows download the dirver from sony
I updated the driver firmware
and yes ive tried cd-rs music cds and dvd's
Bluey suggesting setting it to master and i shall try it tommorow.
Any ideas are appreciated