Hello guys. Did not find any answer that could solve my problem, so I'm raising a new one. Before being asked, I tried to uninstall/install Nero, DVDFab, Shrinkto5Pro and DVD Shrink. Also tried the DMA reset and checked at the device manager if everything was there correctly. Tried also a Dll patch from Microsoft I saw in one thread.
Everything that I ever tried to burn using Nero 7 Premium edition ( Nero vision 220.127.116.11, Nero encode 18.104.22.168, Nero express 22.214.171.124, etc..) was working fine until now (few minutes ago ), when I decided to download and try DVDFab Decrypter 126.96.36.199. Immediatelly from that point on, I cannot burn anything in any Nero software and although the ripping works fine wherever I try ( DVDFab, DVD Shrink or Shrinkto5Pro ) I can't burn. BTW, files are being sent to the appropriate folders and I have no problem to either play them or load/add them into any Nero burner/software ( express/encoder/vision, burning rom, etc...). DVD still reads, plays and rips fine whatever I try into the DVD burner.
Problem is always the same: When Nero gets to the point to burn , it keep asking for " an empty disc to write to" and I'm keeping changing empty medias ( did it with several brands and discs around 50 so far and yes, waited a couple of minutes to make sure it was not me in a hurry ), but the software does not recognize it. Medias used were Kodak, Dr Hanks and NewStar ( always used those ( I know not the best ) and 1 hours ago I was burning in any of those brands without an issue)
Looks like empty DVDs cannot be recognized anymore even at the Windows. I also have a CD burner that is working fine. At Nero CD/DVD Speed 4.60, blank CDs are recognized either at CD or DVD burner, but blank DVDs are not recognized as blank at the DVD burner and Nero Speed does not even allow me to start /run the test. When I insert a blank CD into the CD or DVD burner Windows try to open a software asking me what I want to do, which worked the same for blank DVDs before DVDFab installation, not anymore.
My desktop is a Pentium Dual Core 2.8 GHz, with 1 GB RAM memory, running Windows XP Professional SP 2 in 160GB Samsung HD ( not even half way filled). My DVD burner is a LG GWA-4164B, with the latest firmware.
Sorry for the long note, but I tried to make it as clear as possible to get any help. Thanks a lot. Hope I don't have to format my HD or buy other DVD burner...Thanks in advance