I have a fairly brand new Dell Dimension 8200, P4, 2.8GHz, 512 MB RAM. I'm running Win XP Home Ed. (SP1). It initially came with a CD-RW and DVD player...about a month ago, I swapped the DVD Player for a DVD-RAM drive and both worked perfectly fine. In fact, I just burned a CD (with the CD-RW drive) last week, but as of yesterday the CD player won't recognize any cd's!!!! I've tried updating the drivers, uninstalling them and reinstalling them, I've tried swapping the 2 drives, changing the master and slave switches, but nothing seems to be fixing the problem. The computer sees the CD drive and recognizes it as a CD-RW, but it won't read any cd's. Any ideas? Maybe the laser is broken? Is there an easy way to check?