Can I delete all codecs and install a new codec pack?


I’m having problems burning audio CD’s using Nero Express OEM (coasters). Everything was OK for a while but for the past 3 weeks I’ve only been having problems (after installing and uninstalling various audio and video players and kept VLC, this proggie plays anything you throw at it). The last few CD’s I burned, I used complete albums (in MP3 format) ripped at the same constant bitrate (160). Problem is that when I try them in my home system, I get a “no disk” error on the display and if I press play, the sound comes out quite distorted. I thought that installing an ASPI layer would help so I installed Adaptec’s layer (V. 4.60) with no change. Funny thing though, these “coasters” play without distortion on my computer’s CD drive (with errors but still…). Could it be something that interferes with Nero’s “lead-in and lead-out” routine? I read on a forum that when you have a lot of codecs installed, they may conflict with one another. I downloaded “DxManager” and it lists a bunch of codecs. Should I delete all of them (manually or using DxMan) and use one of the codec packs to replace them? If so, which one would you recommend?

I’m running WinXP with SP2 and BTW, I unintalled and reinstalled Nero and the problem persists.