Well I surreneder. I have tried all the fixes. I had 6,7,7.5 on a Pentium 3 with ATI all-in-wonder board and had no problems. I wanted to move up to the big time so bought HP Pavilion a1630n, AMD Duo-Core 4600 2gb RAM internal nvidia 6150 and then Creator 9. I was albe to burn one DVD which was comprised of analog camcorder footage. I had also purchased a Sony HC46 dv camcorder. After the first DVD, Itried to burn a combination of the last of my old analog camcorder footage and the new,, downloaded by firewire, dv camcorder footage. The dv camcorder footage showed artifacts every time the camcorder panned. Tried reloading software, set the anti-aliasing filters and so forth, no luck. I went out and bought a new PNY nvidia 7300GT video card, downloaded the new drivers but same stuff.Then when clicking the DVD icon from the editor, dvd express came up with a black screen and would not burn. MyDVD showed a menu and the stuff I needed to burn but gave a 80040207 error at the end saying could not encode the menu. Reloaded software no luck. Tested graphics numerous times always indicated hardware good , also had downloaded latest directx 9. Tried both software and hardware buring method same thing. Tried buring iso, it goes through the rendering but doesn't compete menuing at the end, giving me the 80040207 error so that does not work either. Apparently I should have stayed with the motherboard 6150 nvidia chip since that did not give me the black screens of death, just the artifacts whenever the camera panned. i have spent too many hours on this with my projects still sitting here, so moooving back to 7.5. I have owned Roxio 5, 6,, 7,7,5 and always had good success. very disappointing.