This is freaky! I turned off comp manually just for heck of it trie to start in last known config that worked.Well took good 45 mins but it booted up all the icons everything! So i tried that flash drive,instead of showing up as an E drive or newly installed hardware,the sonic record now software pos up and opens.I don't know how ,maybe i got a computer gaurding angel lol.anyway i took a disc figuring it give me error message,but tried nonetheless to create a data disc.To my utter amazement it worked! I didn't put alot on disc as like I said figured it wouldn't work.But so far so good got over 300 songs on cds.Not only do they play beautifuly they also work in my Son's stereo as well as the home theater system. Wishing though I had spent that 40 dollars on cdrw's instead of flash drive lol,but then again without it who knows if i would have gotten the burner program to run. Thank you all for your help,much appreciated.