Everytime I try to burn a cd with either music or data, when I put the blank cd in to burn to, I get a message that says please put blank media in drive. I have searched some of the other similar posts, but they have been no help. I don't know the manufacturer of the drive, when I look in my system info it just says "(standard CD-ROM drives)". It doesn't even say I have a DVD in the system information. However, I know that windows recognized it as a DVD/CD-RW combo drive, because when I open a search, it lists the D: drive as DVD/CD-RW. I am at a complete loss, I have tried re-installing windows (I'm using XP pro), have tried about six or seven different burning programs (my computer came with Nero), but each one gives me the same message. I notice that if a blank media is in the cd port, the drive does not spin, even when I am trying to do a search. If anyone has any ideas, I would really appreciate the help.