ok, heres the thing. I just upgraded my computer a week ago and added a new 200gb hard drive to my rig, but thats not the point. My 2 optical drives, one that can write DVDs and another that can only write normal CDs, the one that can write DVDs can still read DVDs and CDs but cant write at all, Nero wont detect it. On the other hand, the drive that can only write CDs has been infested by evil pixies, or thats just what my friend says, but anyways, it only writes, doesnt read anymore, it was able for a few days after i added the new harddrive tho. I place a CD in and it makes fizzy sounds like a normal optical drive does but not as loud as it used too. the computer acts as if nothing happened. when i click on the drive icon in my computer, it just opens up to an empty space. but whats funny is that it still actually writes.... here are my 2 or 3 questions: 1) I installed on the new hard drive i bought and have 2 OSes (both XP SP2) on my computer, i use only 1(on new 200gb drive) cuz the other one(on old drive) says its corrupted when i select it durin booting. Is this optical drive problem due to the hard drives? 2) Is it there something wrong with the mechanism on the "CD only" optical drives? 3) Is there a problem with the driver of firmware of the DVD optical drives? additional info: -DVDRW drive: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S -CDRW drive: LITE-ON LTR-52327S -Both OSes on both hard drives are WINXP SP2, one of them is corrupted -Mobo is some intel mobo with a P4 HT 2.6ghz -1.5gb of ddr ram -i have alot of issues with my OS in the old hard drive....massive infestation of adware and trojans... dont know if they came to the new hard drive too -I use a Zboard, but that probably doesnt matter -Already tried uninstallin the optical drives and allowing windows to redetect them if anymore info is needed pls ask, any help will be greatly appreciated.