Aaargh!!! im using the nforce driver that came out just before 5.10 and ive got an amd cpu so no chance of intel application accelerator. As for nero im using the latest one as ive updated it about 24 hours ago.
I’ve had problems with the nforce IDE driver and the sonic dla software (the Sonic variation of DirectCD) causing very similar symptoms with recordnowmax. Does nero have a similar packet writing application and does it work correctly?
You might want to try uninstalling the nforce IDE driver and going with the new XP SP2 IDE driver.