Thanks much, both of you.
Braxas, I am sorry, I mispoke, I do have the standard MS drivers. I was just wasnt thinking straight and was meaning that I didnt have the Nvidia board and/or drivers.
Yes, it is the cable that came with the Dell.
I think I am going to give the firmware a shot first. My brother has had a writer for about 6 months and used it alot with np, but he had to flash his to get it to work (not sure on the model). Then when my dad bought his PC last month the drive that came with it did not act right so my brother told him to flash his and he has had np since.
Think I am going to just try the firmware first and if that doesnt work then I will either take it back to CC for a swap (really, dont want to do this since I have heard the BenQ is so much better than the BTC they sell now.) Or swap teh cables out.
I really, really wish I had copied/pasted the error. From what I remember though it was the same eror all 3 times. I just really hate to waste another disc when I know it will fail. I will give the firmware a shot and then report back with how it goes.