Good news … after all my issues with not being able to use nero at all and my system crashing when trying to burn DVD’s … I found the fix last nite
As a last resort in trying to solve my problems I went out and purchased a new HD and did a fresh install of XP with the LITEON 451s burner installed. Did the normal install … service pack etc …
and guess what … the DVD burner and Nero worked 100 % … holy friggen cow …
Anyway … decided to use that HD as my master and put my main HD as the secondary … I have a VIA chipset on my MB so I installed the latest set of VIA 4in1 drivers … as part of my MB I also had to isntall the drivers for the sound card chip AC97, and the IDE BUS Master drivers … did all of that
Tried the DVD and NERO again and the bloody thing CRASHED AGAIN !!! :a
ok … at this stage I was praying it wasnt the 4in1 drivers … cause I couldnt deinstall them I would have to reformat … I deleted the IDE BUS MASTER drivers … tried it again … ITS WORKS !!!
Went back to my old HD … once again removed the BUS MASTER drivers … and NERO and DVD burning worked like a dream !!!
So … anyone with the VIA chipset … do not install the BUS MASTER drivers …
Cost a lot of time and a new 80GB HD … but I am happy cause I dont have to reformat my old HD and I can now back everything up on DVD’s