I am an experienced user but a newbie to the forum and I'm at my wit's end. Starting a few months ago, all of my audio burning and ripping has been somehow halted in a very unusual, subtle kind of way. Using nero, when I select files to burn and it attempts to verify them, nero hangs with a full hourglass. Taskman shows only 9% cpu, and mem is minimal, but the system hangs to the point where it can't even shutdown. Same thing in WMP, and most no-name progs I've d/led. Deep Burner is the only one I can use, but even that's 40% at best hit or miss. All media files were obtained from newsgroups (no Ipod stuff), although I fear another with access to my system might have used Limewire. All scans from AVG and Kaspersky show no viruses, Ewido and AdAware come up clean to (normal and safe-mode). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.
Athlon 64 3000+, Asus K8N, WD Sata2 Caviar se16, 1.5gig Corsair Value, Lite-On SOHW-832S, Win XP Pro Corp SP2.