Hi all, :wave: My findings: 1. I received a cd from a friend with pictures on it. If I insert the CD into my labtop and go to Control Panel > D-drive (DVD-Ram reader) I get an error: DLA cann't use this disk since it's not formatted and in after another try: D:/ not accessible - Incorrect Function and that's the error I keep getting. 2. When I tried to set up a virtul computer with VMWare a few months ago a CD with XP on it was not accepted!! 3. No problems putting in a music cd in or a dvd; system works fine! 4. Cannot read burned CD's: music or whatever! Tried the following: 1. went into device manager,right clicked on the CD/DVD drive and clicked uninstall. Restarted the computer, then windows should say "new hardware found" and let Windows install the CD/DVD drive automatically. Didn't work out the way I wanted: same error. 2.My Computer, right clicking on the drive and selecting "Properties", then click on the Record/Recording tab. There should be a check mark there about CD recording - remove it and click OK, then test to see if it works. Still the same error. 3. With the help of the Eventviewer I checked ATAPI-errors: there were none. 4. Checked if the recording tab of the CD/DVD drive was activated: it was. 5. Deleted Upper and Lower filters in the registry. 6. Removed all trace sfrom Nero. Would appreciate any advice/help. P.S. If this is not the correct forum for this topic please let me know.