I have a new Gateway MD7820u laptop computer running Vista Home Premium that is now asking me to "Please insert a disc into drive D:" regardless of what is in or not in the drive. I have deleted the drive from device manager and let Windows reinstall the drivers
, done a system restore, updated all the Windows drivers, uninstalled anything loaded after the last time the drive worked, and physically cleaned the lens on the optical drive all to no avail.
Does anyone have any experience with this error? I'm holding out for a Vista-related problem because the drive is new (sticker on bottom of laptop is dated 10 February 2009) and the laptop has never left the house. I didn't have the computer for more than a month when this happened. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? Thank you in advance for your assistance.