Alright here is my sad story. I recently went to Wallyworld and bought a LITEON brand DVD +R/+RW ReWriter drive for my machine here. After I installed the drive and turned the machine back on I was forced into a ‘HP Recovery mode’ screen. I couldn’t convince the machine to do anything else. I unplugged it and restarted it again. It went directly to the HP recovery thing again so I let it run. This returned the HD to the “new out of the box” condition. It took me a few days to get the service packs downloaded and reinstalled. This new drive came with NERO basics software to run the thing and I have it installed. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it but it still don’t work. Naturally when I go to windows device manager it tells me the drive is working just fine thankyouverymuch. Now, I can burn music and data disks but the DVD bit don’t work. The original HP CD/RW drive had been connected with the drive designation jumper set to ‘cable select’ so I put the new one with the same designation. When this didn’t work I changed it to ‘master’ and it still didn’t work. I have changed it back to cable select and it still don’t work. I’m wondering if the drive is defective. I have e-mailed the LITEON company but haven’t heard back from them yet. Any of you got any ideas while I wait for information from liteon?