I will try this. Let me explain more of what is happening: I can see the drives and read CDs, when I try to burn the CD burner just starts spinning and uses 75+% of my CPU...eventually it will fail.
When I select audio CD in nero, it also takes a little bit for the window to come up.
Last, not sure if it is related but when I play mp3's in winamp, they occassionally skip as my CPU hits 100% usage, for no reason.
That is what led me to believe it could have to do with the NF7-S drivers from nvidia.......I use the software IDE driver they built- I am also going to try removing this.
Thanks for the ideas.. any others are sure welcome!!!!!!