I've searched around and can't seem to find a solution to this problem. Whenever I try to rip a CD with *any* program, the drive begins spinning and the rip starts...and then the entire drive disappears and the rip fails. This is ONLY CDs, DVDs work fine, and it's a problem that just randomly started it. I actually replaced my external drive and had the same issue: worked for awhile, stopped being able to rip CDs, DVDs worked fine. Has anyone had this problem and been able to fix it? It's driving me insane!