This is really strange .... Starting yesterday, when I burn an audio CD using Feurio on my laptop, the drive will pause for approx. 2 minutes and 10 seconds prior to burning the CD. This is during the writing of the lead-in track. The status of the track goes all the way up to 100%. But the light on the CD drive is off and it surely doesn't sound like any activity is going on. After that, it will begin burning and I think the CDs are being created okay. This never happened before and I've burned tons of CDs using EAC, Feurio and CloneCD. I've even tried reinstalling Win XP; prior to that, I had not changed any system settings or even updated any software in the recent weeks. Any ideas? I know what Dell's going to tell me: they don't support Feurio, we didn't ship your laptop with XP Pro, etc. System configuration: Dell Inspiron 8100 notebook Matsushita UJDA330 CD-RW drive Win XP Pro Pentium3 1 GHz 192 MB Ram 20 gig hard disk, partitioned into 2 drives, each with plenty of space left.