Long story short: Had to reinstall Windows cause I got a virus. After three days of finally trying to tackle the virus, repairing the disk in Disk Utility, and popping Windows XP (on a CD-R because I gave my original to my bro) and trying several other copies (from illegal matters to acquiring a legitimate copy (also on a CD-R) from my university's software program) I have found that my Superdrive does not recognize CD-Rs. I popped a DVD in, and it showed up. I've tried resetting the PRAM, flashing my Superdrive, uninstalling programs (such as VMWare) that could have tampered with the hardware, and many other methods... I really need XP back on there for programming purposes. Any help would be appreciated. Fix: Buy a $10 DVD Disc Cleanser that will swab your Superdrive. If you are better experienced and can take apart you Macbook Pro (and out of warranty), I'm sure cleaning it this way would also help.