First off.. I hope this is the right place to post my message, if not i am sorry. I have a problem burning dvds.. They tend to skip once burned. I used the chaep media and it skipped a lot..then after reading forums i heard that the media may be the problem. So i bought a pack of TDK 8x brand dvds, and burned a dvd. The tdk indeed worked a whole lot better. However, it does skip every now and then but not as much as the generic ones i used. Do you think my dvd burner is defective? What should i do to get my dvd burns to not skip.. When i burn all programs are closed and not runing except for the burning programs of course. Will a system defrag help? i was thinking about re-formating my computer as well..what do you guys think? The results i am getting now from the tdk disks are do-able but it just skips a little.. it sucks. so any help would be great.. thanks in advance.. my current setup is as follows: 2.4 amd processor 60 gig hd/ 120gig external hd dvd dycrytor (current) dvd shrink (current) nero 6.0 512 mb ram windows xp Thank You!