Did you try cleaning the lens?
There are folk that want to know why the drive doesn't work but it's too expensive to find out. We clean the lens, test and then swap in a drive.
-> THERE IS NO DRIVER FOR DVD drives. Please don't go looking for such.
last year, i used to burn video DVDs all the time, and I must've burned dozens of them without any errors. Lately, nearly every single one of my DVDs that I've burned have had errors. When I play the DVDs on my PC or DVD player, certain parts of the movie are skipped over and cause the player to malfunction. I use DVDFlick to author the video files and Burn Aware to burn the DVD video files. My DVD writer is HP DVD Writer 1260r. I don't know what's the problem here. I've tried updating the driver, but I can't find the CD that my PC came with and I also can't find the firmware update on the HP website. Could someone help me out please?