Thank you for everyones input. I found out that the only thing that it will not play is DVD movies. Data and music are fine. My mother owned this computer before me, and I found out from her that the DVD player has not played DVDs for some time now. I am going to buy another one. After two days of trying to get it to work, I switched back to UBUNTU 10.04.
When I installed my driver for my NVIDIA card, the system crashed and would not boot back up. What a waste of time.