Hi, I am new to these forums. Recently, my CD-RW has begun to give me problems. I am forced to unplug the wire from within my computer because it freezes my computer for about 15 sec every minute. I bought this computer about 2 years ago from Gateway and it has worked fine for about a year and a half. It recently just stopped working and freezing my computer, I did not damage to it. When it is plugged in, my CD-RW flashes at random times like it's trying to read something when nothing is in the bay. I called Gateway and they sent me a brand new one. It worked the first time i plugged it in and I succesfully burned a CD. Then, it stopped working and continued to do like before. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. Also: I have checked the connections several times. And, my D: drive does not appear in My Computer.