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You can help us help you by posting a Nero InfoTool system scan. make sure all 8 boxes are checked and save as a .txt file. Attach using the 'manage attachments' button in the 'go advanced' reply window. Also, does the drive recognize the pressed(commercial store-bought or rental) dvd and just not play it, or does the drive not even recognize the disc? Please be more specific in your problem descriptions.