use an RCA-SVIDEO adapter and plug the yellow cable from the receiver to the svideo port on the lappy. the white and red cables are audio, you should use a rca-miniplug to connect to the line in/mic port
Disc Media storage readers usually use the default windows drivers, they should not require any special one.
Look if DMA is enabled on the drive:
open the device manager and check the IDE ATA/Atapi controllers and open the primary ide...