I had an issue like that but it wasn't software related, the drives lens died, well for the CD lens, but the DVD lens of the drive still works, soooo no CD reading for my drive, it only takes DVD disks. Lol only solution was to get it replaced, but read your posts above, that you tested that drive on another pc and it worked. Maybe you should try to see if theres anything on the BIOS that has something to do with that or start fresh? Maybe you got a malfunctioning drive there...
Siggy c/o stefanels!! Thanks man \m/