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 ....:bigsmile:
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 ...:bigsmile: 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