Ok fellas! I have been using the sony crx175e close to a month and have tried a number of ways/programs that I can be happy with and this is the outcome. I'm using XP and my my sony gets detected by (clonecd, nero, winoncd & easycd creator)without any problem what-so-ever! I have to admit even though I dont realy like easycd creator that much, I found it works the best/fastest with my sony crx175e. I use clonecd for cd-to-cd, I found it to be the best/fastest, I use nero for mpeg-to-vcd, I use easycd creator for mp3-to-audio format for listening on any cd player. The sad news is of all the programs I use, I love winoncd 5.01 the best for any type of cd burning but when I try burning above 16x it falls apart! Hint! as I mentioned before for those who use xp, you must disable xp's internal burning program that window media player uses or you will find it conflicts with your other burning programs.