This is a long explanation, but I figure it's best to give all the details. I recently upgraded my system to a Leadtek K7NCR18D-PRO motherboard and added a BTC DVD drive. I already had a HP-CDWriter+ 9100 running on the machine with an older motherboard. I was able to rip CDs with no problem with that setup. After adding the new motherboard and the DVD drive and re-installing windows I was no longer able to rip CDs. I would either receive read errors or completely blank MP3 files. The size and tags would be correct, but no sound at all. I just reformatted and reinstalled winodows 2000 and still receive the same problem. I've downloaded the latest winaspi files from adaptec and installed them and they seem to work fine. I am using CDex and I get nothing but the silent files. I recently bought an IPod and with ITunes I get files that are 0:00 long and no size, but the file is created. I don't know what to do to fix this and don't want my IPod to be rendered useless. Somebody please help me out and let me know what I can do to fix this problem.