I have a brand new Dell 8250 with a Samsung 240B CDR/RW. It seems to read CDs okay but writing is a whole different story. I've used Roxio CD Creator and Music Match to try to record music CDs and it always seems to hang on about the fourth track - no matter what speed I use (except for 1x). The error message I get is "Write Error 03/Cc/00" and "Track Writer Error Command Retry Failed T7118". The error numbers associated with each of the above are E80041898 and E80041925. I am using TDK 700 MB / 80Min CDs that I bought at Costco. (I've ruined about ten of 'em so far!) I suspect I may have a bad CD-R/RW but thought that before I called Dell, I'd see if anyone here has any thoughts. . .