Was attempting to write an iso, using the right click burn to disc option, to a blank cd when the machine locked up. Alongside the iso burn I was also encoding a cd to mp3 and browsing the web. The lockup seemed persistent so i rebooted and upon reboot the dvd drive no longer reads media. The drive seems unable to read media, inside or outside of fedora 5 too i.e. on boot up and under gnome desktop.
Any ideas how to fix this, a firmware update will involve re-installing windows which I'd rather avoid.