Many don't know to install motherboard drivers... Microsoft usually doesn't. Then we have that oddity where drives vanish if you uninstall Roxio.
I recently built a new system. my previous working optical drives are not working properly. When a disk is inserted, lights blink, drive spins, but no access to the data on the disc. When you reboot with a disc in for the first time it allows you access, but only then. I've confirmed autoplay in correctly configured in the registry, did many autoplay tweaks, tried swapping the drives on the ide cable, primary to slave and vice versa, allowing windows to re-install the drives, still nothing. Other forums say this is a common problem but are not aware of any solution....any ideas????