I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers for the DVD writer - it did not work.
Technical support came and installed a new DVD writer in my pc. We tested it with a DVD (not the VS2008 one) and it worked fine. After the guy left I put in the VS2008 DVD and I had the same trouble over again.
So, I found this thread on a forum and it had the solution to my problem. In short:
- Right-click on the DVD drive
- Select Properties
- Goto the DLA tab
- Uncheck "Enable DLA on your drives"
I have Sonic installed on my pc and with that you get the DLA (Drive Letter Access) feature.
When I disabled it, my troubles were over.