I originally used ME as my OS. For about a year I have had XP installed. With newer anti-piracy CD-ROMs showing up in stores, it has been getting difficult for my outdate firmware to read them. I usually end up with a huge crash and the monitor shutting down. It took me a week of solid experimentation to finally figure this out. I have a generic 52X CD-ROM. Even the manual says this book and CD-ROM made by THIS company. So when I mean generic, I mean I have not the slightest clue who or what built the plinken thing. But luckily the driver is Microsoft published, which means Microsoft no doubt has the lastest firmware for my CD-ROM. Currently my CD-ROM driver is dated around July 2001. And since then anti-piracy technology has changed (only to hurt honest folk like me who actually buy their stuff). I have gone through Microsoft's site and all they mention is the how's and whys of firmware. So where can I download this firmware? I can't believe it is that difficult to find. Thank you for your help.