Could the slow access and telling me a disc is blank to reformat when its not, be a simple driver problem if its not vista causing the problem? I have no internet access on my mesh msi laptop to try updating though. Has anyone had slow cd or dvd drive access on their mesh laptop, or copy of vista? My dvd drive is a optiarc ad7530B model. I just dont want to chance updating the drivers to find out it might make things worse or not be vista compatible.