please help me! i explain whats happened. firstly i noticed that when i mounted an image with daemon tools that it didn't mount at all. and i was a little curious as to why but ignored it. (by the way i know this has nothing to do with my actual DVD drive but its weird how it happened) Then when i put a blank DVD in my drive ready for burning, firstly my computer did not run auto play, then when i opened the program for burning my DVD. (Winx Burning master) it didn't recognize any DVD drives) well, i have my sony internal DVD-RW drive plugged in, tray opens closes. spins the disc, laser reads it but my computer wont display it at all or read that it is even plugged in. and after restarting my system its worse. i now cannot even run the utility "my computer" it just crashes. please can someone help me?? I am all out of ideas. ive changed the IDE cable, checked the connections. disconnected floppy drives (in case it was that stopping "my computer" from running) all with no succession. any help or suggestions would be great, thanks. edit: my dvd drive is Sony DW120ABR does anyone know where i can possibly get firmware updates for this?