I have an acer aspire 3000 and up until today I have not tried to use the drive as a dvd writer. It always writes cd's and reads cd's, it plays dvd's perfectly too - but when i tried to write to dvd it always shows the media to be blue (my computer, properties), 0 bytes used but 0 bytes free??? I have used 3 different types of media, 8x dvd+r, 16x dvd+r and 4x dvd+rw - all brand new, all the same problem. Is there something i can do, am i doing anything wrong? i suspect the driv (or its driver) is causing me the problem, any idea's are gratefully received.