Nero Internal Error 2889 License Agreement

I Uninstalled Nero 5xxxx that came with my Liteon CD burner ( 24x10x40 ) and removed all references to “Nero” and “Ahead” from the registry. I then tried to reinstall the software and it gives me the " Internal Error 2889 - License Agreement Memo"
message. It then aborts the install. I tried removing the drivers for the cd burner and rebooting. Still no luck. Same message. One thing seems strange. When Windows rebooted after removing cd burner, there wasn’t any messages like “windows has located new hardware, searching for drivers for new hardware…” and also no “windows is building a driver information database”… The stuff it usually does when you remove hardware and reboot.
I have windows 98. Anyone? Thanks.