Thank You so much for your help. My laptop is now able to open and run on the CD-Rom drive again. Acer wouldn't even try to help, they replied that it was out of warranty and they couldn't do anything with it. Your help has gotten me back up and running again. ThankYou again for your help. I did as you suggessted, by saving the e-mail for fututre reference. It is really great to be able to ask for and get real help with problems, Thanks. paperladee.