Hi, I have this strange problem and thought I would try asking for help on this forum. I have been googling for hours but cannot find any solution. -My DVD drive has suddenly stopped burning. Nero does not see it anymore, always telling me the drive is not ready. I have uninstalled Nero and installed a newer version to no avail. I had concluded that the burner was cooked, so I took the one from my gf's computer and put it in mine : SAME PROBLEM ! When I try to burn using XP's drag and drop method, I also get a "there is no disk in drive" message. So the problem appears to be OS related, or possibly elsewhere in hardware. -No problem shows up in the device manager, either with my dvd burner or my gf's. -I can read cd's and dvd's fine : only burning (cd AND dvd) is disabled. -I have not fiddled with the drive's configuration lately. -I have dealt with an autoconfig virus lately : the drive was fine before (so it might be related) I'd appreciate any suggestion for a solution. thanks in advance.