Where to start?? I'm totally new to this forum thing so you'll have to excuse me if I do anything I'm not supposed to.
I'm Dan & I'm a Sports Physio who is fascinated by gadgets, both large & small.
However, I'm having a few problems that I'm hoping you can help with.
I built a pc in January (AS Rock K7S8XE m/b, AMD 2800+ CPU, 512MB, NVIDIA GEForce FX5200 128MB, Trust Digital Sound Card, Artec WRR-522 CD Writer, NEC 2500A DVD Writer, running WinXP Pro v5.1 SP1, amongst other things) & everything's been great.
However, as yet I haven't been able to write anything with my DVD writer coz I haven't had the software. I've spent ages deliberating but decided upon AnyDVD & CloneDVD as the perfect combination of programs to use to back up my massive DVD collection.
I got AnyDVD a couple of months ago & it worked fine. I used WinDVD to play my R1 copy of "Enemy Of The State" & w/o AnyDVD running, WinDVD prompted me to change the region coding but with AnyDVD running, it played it straight away. This, I presume, is AnyDVD doing it's job.
I haven't used it for about a month & then yesterday, I finally got Clone DVD. I was so excited coz I thought, finally, I'll be able to start backing up. Or so I thought!!
CloneDVD seems to work fine as it lets me move through several options. However, my main problem is that now, for some unknown reason, AnyDVD has stopped working. I've read though pages & pages of threads in the AnyDVD forum & several people seem to have similar problems but none are identical in circumstance & symptoms.
When I start AnyDVD, the icon appears in my system tray but if I try to right/left click on it, nothing happens. Also, if after starting AnyDVD, I try to run any other program i.e. Windows Explorer, it opens but then stops responding. Once that's happened, I'm screwed coz nothing functions & I can't even get my pc to shut down properly & end up having to switch it off.
Please help coz I'm getting desperate. Having spent a lot of money on my DVD Writer & various media, I can't even get to the point where I can copy a disc :a
p.s. Sorry if this is a bit long :o