OK, I have win xp pro installed...I have re- installed the latest firmware (version 2.1A) for my sony DRU 500 ax DVD burner. BUT in windows explorer...it ONLY recognises it as a cd burner.... WTF??? What the hell is going on with this burner? Does anyone know? I even tried to re-install nero version 188.8.131.52 after I had installed the latest firmware but no luck....it STILL will not burn my DVDs! Do I just need to reformat?? For some reason....windows is not seeing my DVD burner as a DVD burner...it only says it is a cd burner! Is there a way to fix this?? Any help you could give would be appreciated. By the way, when I try to burn a DVD, it only burns a short part of it and then spits it out and gives a message that says that the DVD wasn't burned properly! Here are my specs: System Specs: ATX generic case with Antec 550 watt power supply. ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard. Western Digital 7,200 RPM 40 gig IDE Hard Drive.(FAT 32- file system) AMD Athlon XP 2600 processor.(standard fan and heatsink-Thoroughbred Core-standard speed-NO OVERCLOCK) 1 gig of Samsung DDRAM(PC 2700- 333 mhz....2-512mb sticks running in dual channel mode).Ati Radeon 8x 9600 XT (8x is enabled on motherboard). Soundblaster Audigy 2 sound card. Motorola sb 5100 cable modem (Insight Communications-Cable Connection) Sony DRU 500 AX DVD- RECORDER.(records -R/-RW or +R/+RW and CD-R formats-4x-24x-4x) LG 52x32x52 CD Burner. Zip 100 internal drive and a generic 3.5 floppy drive. Windows XP Professional Operating System. I also have a bearpaw scanner, HP Deskjet 3520 inkjet printer and a KDS X Flat 17 inch CRT monitor.