i recently got a new laptop with a NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A installed from the factory. The other night i went to make my first dvd but found that nero could not locate a disc to begin the process. Then i checked in 'my computer' and found that windows xp did not recognize any media in the drive. Then today i tried with a different brand of media and found that i was having the same problem. After this i put a blank cd-rw in the drive and both windows and nero recognized it. I have use the drive in the past to create cd's and have never had a problem with this before. Any help would be greatly appreciated.