I put a second IDE hard drive in my Dell Dim. 4500 recently. Since I have a DVD+RW and a ZIP drive, I had only 1 IDE connection left for it, but the cable wasn't long enough to stretch down to the hard drive bays. Soooo... I got a longer cable with, I think, 3 connecters on it. It works. Only now, when I try to make a music CD, it seems to crap out while writing the first song. No errors are reported in Roxio, it just locks up. In Media Player, it takes a while, then closes the session and spits the disc out. But, I have used DirectCD to make data disks, and I have even written a DVD from Pinnacle Studio 9, and those worked fine. Any ideas? Its a Philips DVD+RW-D28. Came with the Dell. Is my IDE cable too long or something? I tried limiting the write speed (down to 4x from 12x, same problem). Help!