Ok as for my first post I solved the problem, DVD rom AND CD/DVD-RW are working fine now. Drivers are loaded and working properly, but now there is another problem. No software seems to recongnize my writer? When trying to burn a CD I get messages, like, no recorder found, unable to initialize the recorder driver or recorder interface, etc.. anyone know what might be causing this? even though the software does support my CD writer, and after installing some ASPI drivers, it's still unable to find my CD RW. please help!