I have a 4 year old hp system w/win98 and an external cd writer, model 8200. Since day one, it freezes up during data cd burns. Also, during audio burns, if the source cd has tracks that segue into one another, (no spaces), my writer will add a space-very annoying! HP tech support couldn't help-says they never heard of these problems and even sent me 3 different units, all with the same results. I've used different programs, ie Nero, as well as the Roxio Easy Cd creator that came with my unit, all with no effect. Can anyone out there help me with this? Thanks!