Nero.exe Error - Nero won't start in W2K (resolution)

After a couple of uses of Nero express, the software would no longer start giving me a nero.exe error. Another user identified this problem in March 2004 but there was no record of a resolution. The problem has been identified on my system as a hardware conflict with a USB/Parrallel compact flash drive that was recently installed. If you encounter this problem, disconnect any external or new hardware you have recently installed and re-boot and retry starting the software.