It sometimes happens.
Try either solusOS and SalineOS.
Both are based on Debian stable and offer different kernel versions.
SolusOs is relatively new and has Gnome2, while SalineOS has XFCE.
I have SalineOS. Installation takes 5 minutes and it's fast and stable. Forums are quiet but friendly and helpful.
If you like KDE, then MEPIS is based on Debian stable.
You can also try rpm based distros like Fedora. It's a different side of world
Else, try LMDE Gnome or XFCE. I had tried XFCE as gnome 2 was soon going to R.I.P. It is generally stable, but according to definition, it is based on Debian testing and may break. Clem in release notes says the same. On the other hand, Crunchbang is based on Debian testing with openbox as manager.
I would not recommend both LMDE and crunchbang to new comers. So try SolusOS or SalineOS or simplyMepis
In rare cases some USBs, some CDs / DVDs and some CD / DVD drives refuse to work for no reason