After burning CDs for years, I suddenly have a weird problem. I just bought a pack of 25 Hypermedia CD-RW "Ultra Speed" 8-24x 74min/650mb - supposedly "backwards compatible" media, according to the label. I'm running Nero 5.5 (last upgrade) on a teac WD-58E, 8x8x32, currently connected to my old Presario 1200XL laptop using a USB-IDE adapter that I just bought. Initially, I burned several Memorex 12X, 700 MB CD-RWs sucessfully with this setup - no problems - worked fine first time at 8X. Flawless! Then, I switched to the brand new pack of Hypermedia (see above) and I cannot get a single one to even BEGIN to burn, out of 8 tries, on 8 seperate (new) disks! I get the error message: "this recorder does not support this type of media. Please insert a correct medium to write to." BTW, Neros "Disk Info" shows them as "Blank CD Rewriteable Total capacity 0.00 Available capicity 703MB 'the medium is empty' " Slowing speed to 4X, 2X, or even 1X does not help. Erasing attempts give a similar error message. NONE of the Hypermedia media are seen as CD-RW media, but all my old Memorex CD-RWs work fine at 8X. It appears that the whole pack of 25 Hypermedia CDs is faulty! Has anyone else seen this (hard to belive as it seems)? I know this brand is not high quality .... but ALL bad ....???