Well, this is Ziyonex again with another optical drive problem. I have built my first computer and have everything working but this DVD drive. The weird thing is it was working about a month after I completed the computer. It just recently stopped. The problem is: Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37) On instinct I tried to reinstall the driver from Samsung, but the program didn't detect the drive. The installation program requires detection of the drive in order to install. The drive is a Samsung SH-S182D DVD Drive. The problem started a day ago, it just stopped working. It won't show up in My Computer or anything, although it WILL show up in BIOS. I did no hardware tweaking before the drive stopped working. I noticed that my computer automatically updated itself (via Automatic Updates) before it happened. I have heard problems of some soft/hardware not working after some updates, so I uninstalled all the recent updates. No success. I also hooked up a newly bought PDA and MP3 player, and installed some software with those, but I don't know if that would affect anything. I also messed around in the BIOS, changing the boot priority and stuff, no luck. Also, just for fun, messed around with the IDE cord, unplugged it and plugged it back in, no luck. I swear, I have had a horrible time with my optical drives. If someone has any idea on what could have gone wrong, please let me know how to fix this. EDIT: DRIVE IS RECOGNIZED IN SAFE MODE. I started my computer in safe mode and it fully detected my drive, showed up in My Computer, read CD's and everything. I am thinking it might be a specific application that is making the drive not operate. I'll keep workin on it... uhg. EDIT 2: Sorry, I tried to make this an edit on the first post.