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I had similar problem on a Toshiba Satellite A30 laptop, I simply had to reconnect DVD drive. It usually loosing it's connection with motherboard and drive is visible in My Computer but it doesn't recognize any discs. If reconnection does not solve your issue you may try to update your DVD firmware and if it won't help replace DVD drive. Good Luck!
If it is listed correctly in the system , it is probably starting to fail. You can try cleaning the laser lens GENTLY with a cotton swab and alcohol. Also you can try and flash the firmware of the drive. The format of DVDs change slightly over time sometimes making newer ones unreadable. Here is a site with flash utilitys for your drive.
It shouldn't be a driver issue. DVD drives are natively supported by XP. What software do you have installed for playing DVD'? Windows Media Player 11 would be excellent, and it's free from Microsoft. PowerDVD and WinDVD are also good, but you have to buy them.
if your cd wont read disk then maybe it got damage. you can change the drive let it repair.
Other method installing windows is to seek USB port DVD drive and then connect it boot the system using this external DVD drive.
method 2: You have to remove you have drive and attached to other pc using drive enclosure and then copy the installation disk to the drive. then boot you system if still boot and if not not then you have to boot using DOS base system. You can search documentation installaling XP using DOS command. you can search it in google.com.