When I try to save to DVD I get multiple messages which may or may not be false alarms, especially since the messages come from different programs. I may need simple setup or procedure advice. The problem may be associated with disk spanning. I remember disk spanning from Microsoft backup, with a stack of floppies that you kept feeding the machine, and Saveall, from Compaq. In my case I have True Image 8 build 800 and Roxio Easy Media Creator 7, latest update. The hardware is a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 (XP Pro) with an external HP DVD writer 420ve, latest firmware, set to record at 8X with a 1GB cache. The media are preformatted Verbatim DVD+R 8X, said to be capable of 12X with compatible hardware. Everything whizzes along looking great until a Drag-to-Disk (Roxio) error pops up to say 'Media status notification for drive I:\: Write failure while accessing the media'. Then a second notification from Roxio comes along to offer to run ScanDisk on the DVD. Then a message from True Image appears, telling me to please insert the next volume, as if I could ignore the other warnings, which appears to be true. I click them away and insert the next DVD each time until I come to the end, at which time True Image tells me that I have successfully completed the backup. If I run Check Image, starting with the final DVD, that DVD runs its course and then asks for the previous Volume number, which is one of the volumes on the previous DVD. The volume it wants is on that DVD, which I insert, but I can't get any closer than that. I would greatly like a backup I can count on, and I have yet to make a successful, or at least a verifiably successful backup with this setup and with this procedure. I would be grateful for any advice on how to do it properly and reliably. I have room to save to hard drive before writing to DVD, but I don't understand the procedure for that either. I may even have the network option available, but I'd like to keep it simple. I also have an internal CD-RW that I can use, but the problem seems to be with software or procedure.