If you have read my other posts I am having a lot of trouble with my cd-rw. I have an HP 9100b (8x4x32) which means it should read at 32x. When I'm copying a cd, it takes 10 mins, and its reading cds at 8x. I don't know why, its never happened to me before. I checked all of my program's settings and it should be reading at 32x+ I don't know whats going on. My other problem with my cd-rw is that when I burn stuff the cpu dies down greatly, and I used to be able to listen to MP3s but now I can't do anything at all. I have a 1ghz p3 with a 2 week old installation of windows xp. My burner used to be in PIO mode but I fixed it, and now its in DMA mode. That shouldn't be a problem, but I've never gotten it fixed. Any help would be appreciated.