I have had this DVD Writer for about a month now. Only in the past fews days (after I formatted my hard drive) have I been receiving this error. I try burning a CD and/or DVD at different write speeds and I still receive this error. I also tried re-installing both Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.3.1 and Ahead Nero 188.8.131.52., but I still receive the same error when attempting to burn with either program. Does anyone have any ideas on how to solve this problem?? I thank you in advance.