hello ijust put a new mother board and cpu in my tower and thanks you all you and techspot, i have been able to get all of that going good, thanks to you all. but my dvd burner will not burn. i do have a dvd just player and a burner. all i did was swith them over and did not change any cables or jumpers, but i do have new windows xp. it has detected both drives and they both play cd,s dvd,s and when i but a blank dvd-r cd it ask says that it is blank. i don't have any real software for the burner. it is a nec dvd/cd rewritable drice----model nd-1300a at least that what windows says that it is. do i need to download drivers or some kind of software for it to burn? thank again for all the help.