EDIT: Resolved, thanks kimsland. Hi, I use Windows XP as my windows system, and my disc drive says "Recovery D:/", and is always empty. It overrides whatever I put in. My disc drive works fine outside of windows, I am able to boot a live Kubuntu CD off of it. My DVD drive is fairly new, but I have no idea what make or model it is, because the sticker has been lost. It has worked fine in the past, I haven't used it in a few weeks, but it won't now. Again, Linux Live CD's boot off of it; I don't know if the DVD drive works in an installed linux, as my Kubuntu hard drive is currently down. I will update after I try the DVD drive in Kubuntu, but that is going to take a while, considering my Kubuntu hard drive is safely in a case in my car, which my brother borrowed. General, probably irrelevant system specs: Windows XP Home edition, newish install, recent virus discovery and removal, don't think I had it when the problems started. ATi Radeon HD 3650, replaced a Geforce 8400 GS recently, far after the problem. 1gb DDR Ram, memtested to death, in perfect shape. I need this DVD drive working and can't afford a new one, any ideas? Edit: Apparently, Recovery has 2 gigs on it in Windows, not nothing. What is up with this? Edit: Everything in the drive is in hidden mode, folders have a gold padlock icon, and when I open them some Protected by Pc Angel thing comes up. Edit: When I open Administrative tools from the Control panel, the DVD drive shows up as a DVD drive, but has a yellow caution-like symbol on it.