hello... i am new to this board so hopefully this is the right place to post this message. I have a Dell Dimension 4400 which is about 3 years old... i have rarely had problems with it. However recently the machine wouldn't turn off (i.e. the shutdown command merely restarted it). I tracked down the error to some conflict with easy CD creator, and hence removed easy CD creator. Since then, I can not read any CD-Rs. My drive is a LITE-ON LTR-24102M. I can play audio CDs and the drive still shows up, but when i place a blank CD-R into the drive the green light on the drive flashes for about a minute and the disc is ejected. I have tried several different types of CD-Rs so I am pretty sure it's not a problem with the media. I am running Windows XP Home Service Pack 2. If anyone could advise me on what to do I would be so so grateful!! thanks.