Thanks for the replies. I downloaded and installed v1.8a.
I think the difference in the two models may be the front plate which on my oem unit does not have the ph jack and vol control shown in photos of some other models.
Another starter question - My Hp8860 comes with both the Mitsumi 48X5TE CDRW and a Hitachi DVD GD7500, ECDC 4.02c, DirectCD 3.01c, as well as a 60G fast HD. Any advice on how best to manipulate these for copying data disks/files or music would be appreciated. I've downloaded the trial ver of CloneCD but at present am somewhat overwelmed with the basics of file types, copy formats, errors, buffers, R vs RW media, storage times, etc. The kids are into pop music, I'm into serious Hi-fi and have a large vinyl collection as well as the need to backup/archive business data and eng. dwgs.
I assume that in some situations it is best to read and write using the Mitsumi only, possibly with or without the HD (what is the buffer size in the CDRW), in other cases it may be adventageous to read from the Hitachi and write with the Mitsumi,possibly with or without the HD.