First off, a little breakdown of my drive setup I have my HD on my first IDE cable. I have My DVD drive on my second IDE cable as master and my DVD-RW as slave. Im running XP home SP2. My problem is that the DVD drive has decided that it will stop transfering data when it feels like it. Watching DVDs is not a problem, the best example is installing software. Half way through any installation it will just stop and the computer seems to be waiting for the next byte of data. Running the same CD on the DVD-RW, no problems. Now I thought the drive is dying on me but I gave it the benefit of the doubt and stuck it in my machine at work, also running XP Home. It has been working faultlessly for 2 days now. The only difference is that it is the only drive on the IDE cable. This to me seems that the problem may not be the drive. The IDE cable is the right way around, the connections are labeled for dummys like myself :twisted: . Any ideas?