ok, im sick of this. i bought a spindle of 50 blank CD-Rs (sony) and so far i've burnt 6 successfully and 3 have been "duds". or so it seems. i try to burn them (audio CDs in itunes) and it says "initializing" forever. cant cancel it, even if eventually get itunes to quit (force quit does nothing, kill -9 does nothing, killall does nothing) the disc refuses to eject, and so far the only way has been to reboot. why the hell can something that can be as flaky as a CD-R "force" a restart before a machine can be used again!? and more importantly, is this issue fixed in 10.5???