Your advice is much appreciated!!! I haven't had a chance to look at the sites that you mentioned but I'll do it asap. I downloaded the "dvd identifier" but since my burner is still on a fedex truck I won't be able to get you that info just yet! hehe I'll go get the Kprobe tool and check into the bitsetting utility that you mentioned. I'm new to this part of computing so I'm trying to absorb as much as possible. I wanted to buy less than the 10 pack but's that's all they had that was from Japan. I don't figure I'll need very many but I'll have them if I do! I'll post again when I get the burner installed... should be Tuesday or Wednesday. Thanks!