I'm at a loss with this and this problem is the only reason I signed up here coz you people seem to know what youre talking about!! lol Both my disc drives will play both audio cds and dvds. the picture is fine on dvds but on both audio or dvd the sound is slow and "bitty". Imagine that you've got your PC doing 20 things at once? Yknow the way the sound slows sometimes? Its kinda like that. I've been told (by some tool at a call centre) to do a system restore which seems a little extreme (not to mention a pain in the ass)so if anyone has ANY idea as to what I can do then PLEASE either reply here or mail me direct and put "slow audio reading" as the subject. Thanks to anyone who read this!