I hope I've put this in the right forum, apologies if not! I've also searched the forums but as I'm not getting any error as such (see below) it's difficult to find anything relevent. Basically any CD or DVD, whether it be an R/RW or a professionally printed software/audio disc appears as a blank CD in Windows Explorer or My Computer. However, applications such as Winamp can view the contents of the CD and play them (if it's audio obviously) and Nero can also. I have tried completely uninstalling and re-installing the CD drivers and the IDE channel drivers to no avail. The drive is a Matshita UJDA750 DVD/CDRW plug-in module for my Acer laptop. I'm running Windows XP with SP1 and all the latest updates. I have also tried installing the latest Adaptec ASPI layer. This obviously isn't a hardware problem so I'm a bit confused as to what to do next. Does anyone have any suggestions?