I've only run across this problem a couple of times, but it's sort of irritating. With the games Sacrifice and now Black&White, when trying to start the game with the cd in my fast Creative 52X, it takes about 5 minutes of the splash screen while it's trying to load, and then it gives me an error stating that the cd may not be in the drive or the drive may be open. It's reading that drive like crazy, and I can hit cancel and it'll continue into the game just fine. I can, however, put the cd into my slower 8X CDR and it'll start up much faster and without the error, though the speed during the game won't be up to the 52X's standards. Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.