Ok, my cd rom drive recently stopped working, but it is sporatic(sp?). Sometimes it will work, and show in "My Computer", then suddenly it will stop working, and the D:/ drive will disappear from "My Computer". At this point the drive will not open. However, if I restart the computer, it will work for some time, then suddenly stop working again. I've scanned the comp for viruses, and found several, but removed them and it didn't change. I don't know if you need this info or not, but the said comp is a Toshiba Satellite laptop, with Windows XP. Thanks to you all.