I am trying to help a friend by writing a batch file to backup a data base. She currently has one which, I assume uses XP's built in write to CD soft ware, I have just installed a DVD writer for her and the batch file will no longer work. I thought that it would be possible to modify the file to open Nero and write to the dvd drive but I am not having much luck. Question is it possible to open and run a program from a batch file and if so what is the command for it. I have tried "C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\nero.exe" and all I get is program is not a recognised command etc. Can any one help or should this old fool stick to playing games?