Compatible Hardware with Windows 9x in Windows 9x/ME Posted April 12, 2010 My software didn't have a compatibility problem previously, only started with these errors recently. It seems to be intermittent as I have successfully burned an audio disc at 16 speed with Nero 6 just now.I view burners not as durables, but as consumables. I had already several burners which just died after burning maybe 200 DVDs. Only the USB enclosures of my burners are real durables.Given that your burner does work sometimes under Win98 I would exclude hardware incompatibility with Win98 as the cause of your problem. I would defrag the HDD, run ScanDisk, change the cable and try it under WinXP. If the intermittent problems still continue, I would then buy another burner.I was thinking of purchasing another burner, but I think that's when the problems will arise as there aren't many around that support windows 98.