Apologies if this comes up as a repeat posting but I am new to the site and couldn't see my original query, which was: 'My daughter has purchased an external Samsung DVD writer/reader but when she links it to her Acer Aspire netbook running Vista it doesn't appear on her machine. It works fine with my Samsing N310 netbook running XP.' Any help much appreciated. Dave F
Thinking about it a bit more, and knowing kids nowadays, are you sure that the USB port works on your daughter's laptop. Kids nowadays just ram the plugs into the socket without any regards to which way around it goes breaking the fragile pins on the USB socket. Have you tried another socket? Have you tried another device into the USB port?