Thanks so much for all of your help. I am wanting to make sure it works as intended. My windows 7 PC doesn't have an open slot to add firewire. My XP machine, which has firewire, doesn't have the proper software and I can't seem to find ANY that will work the machine.
I bought a firewire to USB adapter but it doesn't seem to be recognized by my Windows 7 pc.
What I know. It loads and ejects discs. When I plug it into the old XP machine it will recognize the currently loaded disc but it just dissappears when I click on it.
So, is there a way to ensure the unit is in working order without having some software?
If not, is there any software for Windows XP that will control the machine?
Thanks so much once again.