My Asus CD-RW 5232 AS is currently not reading any cds, be it burnt or original cds. It was working fine till 3 days back, and the next morning it just decided that it doesn't want to read cds anymore. I use Windows 98 SE. Windows does detect the writer. After I insert the cd, the drive starts to read, and the green light keeps blinking. After that nothing, the cd never shows up in windows. If I do test my patience, the green light stops blinking after an elongated period, too. If there are any procedures that I should follow to check whether it is a software failure or hardware failure? Looking forward to the help, my work is starting to backlog majorly now.