Sony DVD/CD Rewritable Drive DRU-860S Problem

I very rarely use my DVD drive these days but I need it now. Device Manager recognises it correctly and says it is working properly and the driver is up to date. However, it does not recognise that there is a DVD in the drive. Searching I see that there are problems with old DVD drives and Win 10.

I have tried all the normal suggestions. I cannot find an updated driver that my PC ‘allows’ me to access.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Jeff White

I know this is a bit late, but have you tried putting a cleaning disc in the drive and then read from it?
I managed to save my older DVD recorder that was not reading discs properly with an Allsop branded cleaning disc a couple of years ago.

Thank you. I tried all the well known methods but in the end bought a new DVD unit.