Oh boy I'm up to my ass in this dvd+r stuff. I had a burner that was working fine, a NEC 1100a i think, 4x. Then i got tempted by all these 8x blanks for sooo cheap $19 for 25. SO, I upgraded the firmware to a new version and my DVD Copy gold didn't like that at all...So I decide to upgrade to an 8x burner, which I would like to keep. It is a Dynex DVD+/-R 8x Writer installed with no discernable firmware just a windows driver. My blanks are: Memorex DVD+R 8x Software is DVD X Copy Gold...now featuring no freaking support since they went under. When I attempt to burn with the 8X I get an error, with some old Fuji 4x it seemed to work but stopped writing 18% in. Windows XP, 2400, 512Ram PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME, I WANT TO PULL MY HAIR OUT WHEN I THINK ABOUT HOW FRUSTRATING THIS IS!! Thank you for your time.