I have had this problem when playing backups of gta san andreas and need for speed underground 2 (although NFSU1 worked fine). I frequently get 'now loading' messages during the actual gameplay when I know the originals do not do that. I can't seem to find anything on the forums that covers this. I'm using an NEC 2510. My blanks are unbranded (printable), but DVD Identifier says that my they are Ritek G05. I'm burning at 2X since the recorder won't seem to let me burn at 1X. In the case of NFSU2 I've even inserted the dnas id onto the disc, but this hasn't (but probably shouldn't) made a difference. Can anyone suggest anything? Any help will be appreciated.