I've seen other posts, but decided to create a new thread concerning the problem. I have just spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to successfully load a blank DVD-R in to the Toshiba XS32 --- 17 attempts in a row failed, with either "check for damaged / clean disk" or "cannot ... prerecorded content". Each time the urge to pull the unit off the shelf and destroy it became more and more intense. What is the deal? Is it that the Toshiba XS32 is actually a piece of crap or is it the media? I had purchased a 50-unit spindle of Staples DVD-R, and had not one problem. These same blank DVD-Rs go on sale, 25 for $8, so I buy three spindles. NONE WOULD LOAD. I opened a second spindle of 25, the same. Just opened the third out of complete frustration, and BOOM, loaded within seconds. Should I blame Staples (an office supply franchise store)? Maybe ... But what about Maxwell, Memorex, Fuji and Sony? Out of a Sony 50-unit spindle, 32 wouldn't load; 14 of 25-unit spindle also same result. Similar but worse results from a 50-unit of Fuji DVD-Rs, when I just stopped trying after about a dozen attempts. As soon as I think "this" works, it doesn't. Anyone have this kind of problem?