First off, i have uninstalled this and all is well, but i wanted to learn from my experience, if possible.
I am only intermediate at best with computers, and more of a newbie with burning, i simply burn a cd or dvd and check to see that it works.
I built a new system using P4 2.4 cpu and MSI NEO2 mobo, 512 mb ram and i am using nero 6 suite. Burner is OPtorite DD0405
So i thought i would try a registered dvdregion&cssfree program. It made some changes to my dvdrom and dvd burner in the secondary ide channel that i could see from dev mgr.
It had changed my settings from PI0, if i recall correctly, to dma, and i think it was dma5, not 100% sure on that.
Anyway i went to burn some progs on a dvd and the burns seemed to be ok but they hung up on the verification. The dvd's hung up, wouldnt open, some of the progs burned properly and some didnt.
After i uninstalled dvdregion&cssfree and uninstalled and re-installed nero, and let win xp set the dma to dma mode 2 all is now well, my burner burns and verifys and the dvds are readable.
I am just wondering what happened. The dvdregionfree prog would come on automatically all the time and not seem to interfere, however, the very first time it came on it wanted to set the ide channel to dma so i let it do so. This was my downfall i guess.
So what i would like to know is what happened and really why? I mean i know i allowed the prog to set dma but i am wondering why it didnt work so that it interfered with my burner?