I'm experiencing a problem similar to one I've seen described before, but the solution to my instance of it should vary significantly. I've spent my last week trying to create a DVD of the first season of Clone High (now canceled and otherwise unavailable), which I have in thirteen .avi files sized around 250MB each. Now, I've tried the software bundled with my DVD burner, Intervideo's WinDVD Creator 2 (which performed illegal operations and was shut down every two minutes, Ulead's program, a method using six odd programs to extract ac3 audio and mp2 video which could be authored a certain way, and now NeroVision Express 3. I has a tendency to crash at random, but eventually I put together all the menus and such. Now, I've come in a roundabout manner to the issue: I've had this assembled for a few days, and have made several attempts to either burn it to a disk, make an image of it, or creat the DVD file structure on my hard drive. This is a lengthy process of leaving the computer alone for four hours to do its work, to find out it failed for some damn reason. However, the last time around, in burning to my hard drive, the DVD file structure only totalled 454 MB in total, where it should be 3.95 GB. Now, I have a small hard drive, only 9.6 GB, 8 of which were free, and a 16 gig storage drive which is full up. So, I deleted all the 0KB .vob files and such, and thought to just try it again for the umpteenth time when I noticed that after purging my system of temp files, its recycle bin, and everything else, 4GB REMAINS MISSING. It's completely unaccounted for. Any folder it ought to be in is empty, and yet all scans report that 4GB is in use god-knows-where. I know I should probably leave more room for temp swapping when burning these, but I think eight gigs ought to be enough for a disk half that size anyway, it should just take longer to swap out memory once space runs out. So yes, I get a prompt to clean out my drive at 99 per cent completion, but the job eventually finishes. I've heard about this before, but in those cases, the plaintiffs reported having Windows XP Pro and its System restore eating up space, Norton's recycle bin doing the same, and a few invisible floating .nrg files. Except I am writing the project to disk, have Windows 98-SE, use AVG (and leave it turned off) and have been in and out of safe mode a few times. If you had the patience to read all that, I salute you. But HELP! 2.4gHz Celeron, 512MB DDR-RAM, GeForce 4 MX 64MB DDR-RAM, Win98 SE of course, and drivers more current than thou.