I have a friend who is experiencing slow play back on both his cdrw and dvdr drives. The drives are: HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8240B [CD-ROM drive] LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B [CD-ROM drive] All he is doing is attempting to play back music cds. Apparently if he rips the music, RP plays them back at the correct speed. No sure of the system, but it comprises: 1.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP Gigabyte 7VTXE 1.x 256 of RAM (which I have suggested he add to) I suspect the system is a Dell He is running XP SP2 Any help would be much appreciated! Many thanks!