More on my issue...I uninstalled and reinstalled Nero 6 and I was able to burn a few discs successfully; one with Nero and one with the InCD drag and drop feature. Now, it won't work again. I tried to burn with Nero last night and I got a data verification failed message. Additionaly, in Nero, I cannot change the write speed; I can't change it from 4X. When I try to use the InCD feature (drag and drop; I'm using win2000), I insert the disc and format it with InCD and my drive hangs forever and never completes formatting. I can't open the drive even if the busy light is off, and I have to shut down and restart to get the now junked disc out. I've tried Nero and InCD with the other one uninstalled and it still doesn't work. The drive reads all discs, but it just won't burn. I've also uninstalled all Nero products and installed numerous burning software from download.com and they don't work either. I get a "burn successful" message, but when I reinsert the disc, explorer doesn't recognize it. I click on the drive with the disc in it, and I get a "please insert a disc into drive e" message. Again, I have plenty of memory to do the jobs I want to do. Thanks for the help...