I'm new here, so I hope I've posted to the appropriate forum. Anyway, I just tried to create a dvd of an old home movie for the first time. I'm using Sonic RecordNow, which I like a lot. When the file is ready to burn, my system acts as though there is not a blank media disc in the drive. I am using a Dell 8400 system with a Philips DVD8631. It is a DVD +-R/W dual layer drive. The media I am using is Fujifilm DVD-R 8X 4.7GB. When I put it in the drive, it's as if there's nothing in there. If I go through Windows Explorer to even see how much space is available on the disc, it tells me to put a disc in the drive. I have burned a CD-R with the drive, so I know it is functional. Could it be that I have a bad batch of discs or is it the driver of the DVD drive? Dell support could not help me because the rep could not understand my problem. *sigh* Thank you for any help you can give me.