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First of all I'm running Vista HP SP1. I put a disc (CD or DVD)in either of my LG CD/DVD 20x drives and try to view the disc by clicking on "My Computer" and then the "drive" that contains the disc. A window pops up that tells me the disc is blank and it's asking me if I want to format it. If I open and close the drivea number of times it will eventually read the disc....sometimes. If I start a program like "nero" or "dvd Fab" and then put the disc in, the program will recognize the disc no problem. I've checked autorun option, looked for updates for the drivers and even reloaded the driver disc that came with the drives. I have even "uninstalled" the drive and rebooted the computer, when the computer starts up it recognizes the "new" hardware and installs the drivers but it still does the same thing. Thanks for your time, Gary

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This could be several things, most likey it's a compat issue with Vista being daffy. Check with the mfg of the drive, see if there are updates for vista or if they should be running on vista. Check with microsoft, see if there are patches for the drive. Also it could just be the drive not master/slaved properly or it could be having mechanical issues.

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