This seems like a simple issue, but I've found myself spending hours and hours going in circles trying to find an answer... I hope someone can help me... Ok, when I pop in DVD-R that I burned with NERO, open "my computer," and double click on the drive, I get an error that says: E:\ is not accessible Incorrect Function IOW, I cannot simply open/explore the drive to see the files on the disc when a DVD-R is in there. It reads CD/CD-R/DVDs fine, just not DVD-R. Also, when I try to use DVD decrypter, it just tells me the media is blank, and will NOT allow me to write the ISO image to my HD.(BTW, I have NO problems using DVD Decrypter with regular DVD's, only my DVD-R's) Also, curiously enough, when I open my "my computer" window, it lists my Sony drive as a "DVD RW Drive," but as soon as I put in a burned DVD-R, and after many seconds of scanning the disc, it changes and displays the drive as "CD Drive." WTF?????????? I have the latest firmware installed(BYX3), and the driver is from 2001, but I could not find any more current of a driver. Also, using Nero Express, I am able to copy my DVD-R's, but no matter what disc I copy, I always get an "uncoverable read error" somewhere in the sectors. Finally, I just thought I would mention two things: 1. DMA is set to "on" 2. NeroInfoTool tells me ATAPI is installed and working properly with respect to NERO, but that NO ATAPI is installed on my system. Thanks so much in advance; there are so many times when I want to rip an ISO off a DVD-R, and I'm just simply not able to!!!