Lo and behold, my post actually helped someone! That feels good.
Pete--there was a problem with Roxio Easy CD Creator 6 and the LiteOn 166S drives using the DS14 firmware. There is a new update for the CD Creator engine and for Creator Classic that resolves the issue.
I'll also second the opinion on Nero Express. I just upgraded my parents to XP and told them they'd have to get used to Nero, because Roxio was not working correctly with their burner under XP. If your folks can use Roxio, I bet they'll be ok with Nero Express.
Now, to Stoner--judging by your name, I would think you'd be a little more mellow. Nevertheless, I will say it once more: I do not use Roxio. Get it through your head. I typically use Nero, CCD or EAC. And I am not a "hit and run newbie" as you stated. I may not post often, but I am active here. I've been a long time lurker, and I only post when I have a real reason to.
I really didn't want to go this far with an explanation, but since you keep attacking me for having any knowledge whatsoever regarding Roxio products...I am familiar with Roxio because my job is to evaluate hardware & software products and I also create and support the WinXP images for my firm's use. We have 40,000 users in North America and over 80% of them are mobile users. The majority of our laptops are Toshibas with DVD/CD-RW combo drives. We also have a firm license to install Easy CD Creator and DirectCD as part of our XP images. Bear in mind how much politics plays in business decisions when you are licensing in that kind of volume, especially when that much of that business is consulting. Not only do you have to keep users happy, but clients and managers too. If I'd had a choice to make, I may have recommended Nero, but it never even came to that. C'est la vie.
Anyway, I do feel good that my post seems to have been appreciated and helpful. Isn't that what this forum is all about?