I am a newbie, and a little old. I have a Toshiba laptop with a Pacific Digitatl DVD +/-R/RW drive that I hook up using the firewire cable that stopped working a few weeks ago. XP won't generally recognize it, nor will NTI Backup Now! write to it. I have already uninstalled the drive (hosted in an ADS Technologies USB 2.0 kit) to no avail. Anyone else had a similar problem or know a fix? Many thanks in advance for your sage advice to this newbie.