One thing I have noticed after making the switch from 98se to XP, is my CD-ROM drive now takes a lot longer from the point you put the disc in to the point at which you can use it. If you click the icon as soon as the disc is in, all visual display will be paused until the disk spins up (but tasks continue processing un-interuppted). It take about 20secs compared to 5 seconds under 98se. I was wondering if anyone had the same issue, and how I might go about correcting it if possible. I have the latest IDE drivers. There are no drivers from the manufactures of the drive. They say use the built in ones.