I installed nero 5.038 on my system and it would not write at all. The problem is that after it reads the cd the cd tray ejects and then that is it........nothing......the system and drive stop responding. I usually have to restart the box to get it to work again. I have two systems, on one it is a yamaha 2216 ide and on the other it is a yamaha 8624 scsi (new). I had to format the drives on both machines. Then I tried to go back to the previous version that I was running and the damn thing would not work. I had to go all the way back to version 5.018.