Yes, that site is interesting.
As you say, a number of people having the same issues.
One of them posted a link to a Sony site with a resolution, but apparently that was only for US customers?
However, there was a post that made me think. It was this;
"I turned off the DMA setting on one of my 2 drives and I can now access Music CD's in Explorer and also rip to MP3's but playback of the actual disc is no good as without DMA it judders all the way through. The one with DMA still set will not play Music or access any music disc without a lock up. Still, progress of sorts. Anybody have any comments?"
Bob Proffitt, a very knowledgeable Moderator in these forums, (I will never reach his standard), often suggests to people that they "switch" DMA settings to PIO and back again to DMA. Now, I have to say, I have never understood what changing DMA to PIO and back again means or does, but the fact that the poster in that forum did this may be significant. The trouble is, he didn't go the whole 10 yards. He changed DMA to PIO and got access to his music CD's, but he never changed them back!
I wonder if this simple procedure would solve your problem? This Microsoft article tells you where to find the settings;
As I remember Bob saying, it is a simple act. Change DMA to PIO, then back again. Nothing more than that, (except maybe click Apply/OK).
It's worth a try.
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