Hi, My boyfriend has burnt me a couple of DVD's using DVD-R and DVD+RW formats. But I can not get my DVD driver to read them. I have looked up some info. But cant seem to find anything really helpful. This is what I have for a DVD-Rom "Matshita SR-8176". For my driver I have a "Hitachi_DK23CA-30B". I am using Windows XP. I guess my question is will I be able to play them on my laptop, and still be able to play them on a regular DVD player, without really paying anything? I am still in college and really cant afford much. Is there a free program that I can perhaps download or can someone please maybe walk me through something? Any help would be really appreciated, as I am getting frustrated and am ready to chuck my computer across the room. Lol. Thanks for any help you guys can send me.