To put a bit more info on this. I again deleted the program, ran a registry cleaner, and re-installed. I got a burn this time, though the TOC was not being read by the home CD player (a Japanese-built Denon). It would play a track when manually selected, but read zero tracks when stopped (that could still be a result of the media used, I agree). As Audition 1.5 does not support CD-RW media (AFAIK) I have to use CD-R so I've gone through a number of coasters. I can't say if the program is more stable on the PC now or will cease recording at the next burn. My laptop seems to work OK with 1.5. Basically, the PC acts as if 1.5 remains in a test mode, even though a write mode has been requested. At some point I will rebuild the PC and upgrade the OS past Win2K, but not right now. If anyone has seen this happen and knows of a patch or a rogue file/program that may be interferring with 1.5, please pass that info along, thanks.