thats the issue. I installed norton a while back, and recently recovered from a viral attack on my system. However it seems to have fouled my Nero registry entry, as now (after uninstallinga nd reinstalling twice) that my trial period has ended. I registered last year BEFORe my trial ended.
i want to do an OS reinstall, but windoze does not have a native DVD driver, so it will not burn DVDs, so that I can remove my files
I have just begun working around this by using DeepBurner, so I am getting my files off.
As for playing DVDs I tried realplayer and WinMedia player, but im short on bucks to be buying new software for it.