Hi there Olli,
It took me a while to do some of the testings, so sorry for not being able to report earlier.
Well to start things off first, I uninstalled CCD B14 as suggested and rebooted and then installed CCD B14 and then rebooted again.
Now upon next reboot, after CCD B14 Installation when I tried to open Clone, almost every single time with out fail CCD B14 hanged the IDE Bus, to the point that I could not even open any other burning program at all. Clone would simply start to load and then that was it as it was trying to scan SCSI/IDE it would hang the system sometimes to the point that even mouse would freeze as well.
I have noticed that during which the Clone tray icon was remaining gray as well.
After force quiting from CCD B14 at this time I tried to uninstall CCD B14 only to see that the uninstall only started up to 1/5 of the way and hanged.
I rebooted the machine and then I uninstalled CCD B14 completley once more by this time I completley removed everything even the registration information and the install directory, rebooted and tried again.
This time CCD B14 was a bit more friendlier, in a sense it was loading up at least more times than hanging but still not a 100%.
As I have two readers and two writers when I tried to load the clone twice in the same time sometimes it would only load once and totally hang upon second loading .
Now here is the strange thing, this time almost each and everytime notice was popping up despite the fact that I had asked it not too by ticking the appropriate box.
I had also noticed that of the time CCD B14 was succsseful in completley loading the Clone CD Tray was remaining grayed out and I had to manually rerset the settings ( hide the CDR Media) in there everytime I was loading CCD B14.
Again CCD B14 was acting better but not quite there.
Again I proceeded to uninstall CCD B14 and this time also tried to uninstall the VIA IDE Performance driver and simply go with the IDE drivers provided in 4in1 4.38 as suggeste.
upon installing the 4in1 4.38 when it came to the part to install its own IDE drivers, I got a message saying that IDE drivers would not install unless I uninstall the VIA miniport driver first.
I agreed and i got a message telling me that they (miniport drivers)were uninstalled and 4in1 4.38 would resume installing after reboot.
Upon reboot the 4in1 installation started and again halted at the exact same point telling me the same thing that the miniport drivers are still there despite the fact that there were not !
Uninstalling the miniport drivers was not among the favorites in my system . . . it did not like that a bit as it first lost all the CD-ROMS and despite the fact that I have reinstalled the 4in1 4.38 and rebooted again, CD roms were not there and there were exclaimation marks on the VIA ultra DMA UDE drive in DM.
I then ran the 4in1 4.38 again this time uninstalling the IDE drivers rebooted and reinstalled again and rebooted and again the same result.
I rebooted the system again and this time I tried o manually install the IDE drivers from 4in1 4.38 by tryng to update ViA IDE driver in DM, by pointing them to the exact location of the IDE driver in the winxp folder in the 4in1 patch.
Needless to say that it did not work.
I knew about the problem of the CD roms dissapearing in Win XP but this was not one of them problems as now it was obvious that the IDE driver was crippled.
Out of not having any choice I reinstalled the miniport driver and rebooted again. CD roms came back to life. I the reinstalled CCDB14 as it was uninstalled before during all this.
Rebooted after install and tried CCD B14, well it was acting a lot better infact much better so than it did before, it loads up more time most of the times this time with only a few occassional lockups.
On the Best Note it even allows me to load it twice in the same time specially when I want to multiburn.
Its worth to mention that Just for testing purposes If I try to load and unload CCD B14 a couple ot times with a few seconds intervals between them chances are that it would definately lock the IDE bus forcing a reboot.
Its been quite some night as I was up all night testing all sort of combinations and varieties to see what works best with the current CCD B14.
So in the end I was not able to successfully unload the VIA miniport driver a.k.a IDE performance drivers fully to allow the IDE drivers in 4in1 4.38 to install properly with out a full format I gather.
BY this time I have no doubt that there is some problems with the drivers some where. If I had to guess I would probably say that it seems the CCD B14 seems to be a bit more aggressive in interogating the IDE/SCSI bus in B14 issue. Or just maybe it does not quite like the miniport drivers just yet.
Again, my sincere thanks to you Olli for your time and your help. I appreciate it.
I hope this feed back would be of some use to you.