Sorry to have the subject mislead you, but I did obtain a free XBOX from a friend of mine. But, there was a catch to it. Apparently it is broken. My friend had tried many different methods to get it to work, but was unsuccessful in his attempts. He mentioned that he was having problems with the CD drive, at least I had some idea as to what the problem is. I told him that I'd take a look at it, and if I get it fixed, I get to keep it. Pretty sweet deal, eh? I have only dealt with PS2 in the past, and don't even know where to start with the XBOX. So, I plugged the XBOX in, and everything booted up fine. I am also able to play an audio cd with no problems at all (which would rule out cd reading errors, no?). I then tried to put a game in the cd tray, and that's when I noticed the problems. The error message says: "Your XBOX can't recognize this disc. Make sure it's an XBOX game, DVD movie, or Audio CD. Also check to see if the disc is dirty or damaged. Remove the disc to continue." So, that's where I'm stuck now. I don't want to replace the cd drive, unless it's absolutely necessary. Any thoughts, suggestions, ideas on the subject material would be appreciated. Thanks a lot!