I have a 5-month old LiteOn 52x24x52x that has been working fine, great in fact, until this week. My mother-in-law asked me to burn a CD for her. She bought the CDR’s and I went about burning it using Nero. It read the orginal CD fine, but when it went to burn the new one, it only got to 4% and then it went into a perpetually start/stop cycle. :a It was then I noticed the CD’s she bought were 32x (TDK). I can’t imagine that would cause the problem, though. (In fact, I tried it again later with my own CD’s and it still wouldn’t work.) The program wouldn’t cancel, so I killed it with Ctrl-Alt-Del. The CD continued its start/stop cycle. I finally had to reset the computer in order to eject the disk. I bought a new drive today. A Memorex 52x24x52x and it is working fine. I tried copying a CD directly from the LiteOn to the Memorex and it worked the first time, but not again. Sorry this has gotten so wordy! Any ideas what may be going on? Did I possibly just get a bum drive?