Windows does recognize the drive, so it must be Nero (184.108.40.206) that I need to work with. When the machine boots (Athlon 1400 w/ win98--old I know) I am not given the option to burn anything but CDs in Nero. When I try to choose a recorder in Nero, the window that appears says that the drive supports DVD, CD-R/RW, DDCD-R/RW. There is no mention of DVD+/-R/RW, which I expected. If you have any recommendations, I wo0uld be grateful. I guess that it is time to search the forums for info on Nero.