with a simple burning of 1 DVD. I don't know what has happened. I had 2 PCs with burners and they both used to burn reasonably well. but recently they *almost* completely failed to burn anything. FinalBurner completely fails to start burning. It either keeps giving me a SATA failure error message (which I can't duplicate right now) or completely fails to detect my drive. ALO DVD burner has great trouble detecting available speeds and takes about 3 minutes doing that before it can burn. While it takes its time to do the burning and seems to do ok, it almost always screws up lead-out at the end. Although it has managed to *once* burn 1 data DVD properly fresh after reboot. It screwed up 1 of my Taiyo Yuden as well (and about 15 others). So I kinda need to sort this out before throwing more throwing blank discs away. And after I realized the amount of crap Burn4free comes with. I deleted it and tried to remove some files that I was sure was associated with it as well. But that's roughky when problems started to appear. Occasionally a DVD drive, after some use, seems to completely disappear from WinXP's knowledge until I reboot - is that a problem with the powersupply or something else? So can anyone help with this? Thanks.