My Philips CD-ROM drive has stopped working. Whenever i put in a CD the computer reacts as if nothing has happened. Im checking my computer for viruses now. Here are my CD-ROM drive specifications if it helps:
Drive E: Description CD-ROM Drive Media Loaded No Media Type CD-ROM Name PHILIPS DVD+-RW DVD8801 Manufacturer (Standard CD-ROM drives) Status OK Transfer Rate Not Available SCSI Target ID 0 PNP Device ID IDE\CDROMPHILIPS_DVD+-RW_DVD8801_________________4D28____\4156353153353136363935373237202020202020 Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys (5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), 48.38 KB (49,536 bytes), 8/3/2004 10:59 PM)
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if nothing working try to uninstall the driver and reintall it and see if that work if not need to change it...go to device manager and delete the device and restart the computer and see if it will load new one.
From what I read, Acer Empowering software is no big deal. Some say it's fine, others say nothing worthwhile. If you aren't thrilled with it, you might consider uninstalling it and seeing if it brings your CD-rom back. If you want to keep it or uninstall of Empowering software doesn't work, uninstall the CD-rom and then let Windows rediscover and install it again.
Go into Device Manager, right click on CD-rom and choose uninstall. Close out and restart.
It could very well be the noisy fan. Try tapping the computer lightly to see if the noise stops or changes to confirm if it indeed is the fan. Or it could be a noisy HDD. There is nothing you can do about a noisy HDD but about a noisy fan you can stop worrying as it will cause no probs as long as it is working, noisily or otherwise. You will have to tolerate it. Sometimes it is the detatchable sides of the computer (you wrote 'computer' in your question). See if the noise stops or lessens when you touch the sides a little harder.
It sounds like there is an issue with the laser in the CD-ROM drive because it spins for 10 seconds trying to read the disk and stops because it cannot. If you try and put another disk in and it does this then the CD-ROM is bad. You can find replacements online for reasonable prices. You can also go to most electronic stores to purchase a replacement. They usually run around $30 dollars or less.
My best quess wouldbe that the drive went out and you just don't realize or want to admit it. Switch it back to another system to test it, if it still dosn't work scrap it. Otherwise I would try booting to dos with an old 98se disk, see if it's your OS if it is, reinstall 2k.