Thanks for your response. I do not and never have played any games on the system, although I did check out that link and it was a good suggestion. Unfortunately it does not pertain to me. As an FYI as well, i installed the clonedvd software on my work computer and attempted the burn on it since it was a completely different machine, low and behold, the same exact issue. That to me suggests that its not hardware related. Could be a software issue i guess, but it is the latest version of clonedvd from the website. Its just strange that every dvd but this works fine. i think whatever copyright protection they are using on this dvd is causing clone dvd to crash and reboot the system. I have tried using AnyDVD, and DVD decryptor to remove the protection. DVD Decryptor will successfully rip it to my hard drive but then when i try to use CloneDVD to burn thats what it crashes and restarts the machine. Thank you all for your input on this, its much appreciated. its driving me crazy! haha.