Okay, I am very new here and I don't even know anything about these things. I need someone with experience about these things to help. If I posted in the wrong forum then I'm sorry I didn't know where. So, the problem is my dvd burner won't read blanks anymore. It can read datas, dvds, burned dvds, and cds. I don't know what the problem is. Awhile back it couldn't read two blank dvds and thought it was the blank dvds themselves and I traded them for another. They worked even though they were the same brand. I have been using TDK blank dvds. A friend came over to burn some things to her blanks but they weren't the same brand as mine. When she was done she left the rest to me like 8. But I used four and now it wont read the other four. Later, I used a TDK brand and burned one. After that, it won't read anymore. I have used Nero 7 Premium for a long time now and have never experienced a problem with it. Also, I'm using a Windows Xp and I've had it since 4 or 5 years ago. I don't know anything about these things but I really need help and I don't know where else to look for help. I don't know if you have to update it regularly like an anti-virus and computer updates. I just viewed a thread about something like this but it was wayyy too long and very old. Please help!