I have been using my burner for a little over a year now, and now it doesn't work. It will not read, write, or recognize dvds. This all happened today, which is the day after i got back from a vacation. I didn't keep my computer on during my vacation. When i go to Start, then My Computer, my dvd drive doesn't show up like it normally does. So, is it dead, or is there something i can do to fix it? Thanks. Should i try a system restore if there isn't a problem with my burner, but some settings?