I've never before had this problem in any other windows version, but it's the third time it's cropped up in XP, and I've never before been able to understand it! When creating an audio CD, either from Media Player, Nero, or from the built in CD writing, it goes through the entire process, as if it were acctually writing the audio files on cd, but when it's finished, it won't play on a normal player. There is a file there for each track, butthese files are only about 4KB. It's almost like the computer is writing a shortcut to a music file on the hard disk (in fact, that's what it is. The cd's will play on the computer, but not from the CD. Double clicking on the track on the CD actually results in the track is being played from the hard disk.) I'm sure this is OS based, which is why I posted it in here. Has anybody else ever had this problem?