Looks like I made a mistake - opted for Roxio WinonCD DVD edition expecting to be able to format DVD's in my BTC DVD R/W for drag and drop like I can with CD's - but it fails to work. I know everyone here is likely to be very down on DirectCD and probably Roxio - but I kinda went for it because I believe it's the one built into XP. I've tried the service pack from Roxio - no help (I'm on Version 6 of WinonCD which come with 22.214.171.124 of DirectCD). Anyway I searched the forums - seems there may be some folks persisting with DirectCD and I would kinda like to use it for the simplicity of drag and dropping. Before anyone says, yes I do have Nero too. And I know there are perhaps issues of sharing, but I never try to use both at once and do not seem to have had any problems generally. Any help or advice much appreciated.