The laptop comes with a few cds and I tried to put in the Nero installation cd in and it doesn't work.. The only cd that works is the DVD recovery disc...and I tried to put in warcraft installation cd and it doesn't work..It just doesn't seem to read or recognize the cd
Looks like your drive is on its way to the great CD/DVD drive heaven in the sky.
If its a hot swappable drive then order a new one from a reseller. My drive will read some cd's but not others. In fact I had to install COD2 from across my home network using the DVD drive on my girlfriends laptop.