I would like to thank everyone who responded to my previous thread, and tech support for helping solve this problem.
DVDFab 2.9.x was still installed on my system since version 3 did not install over it. I left it on my system without any problems until this latest update (22.214.171.124). Discovered that there are conflicts with DVD burning drivers (this applies also to DVDCloner IV and CloneDVD). Actually got a bit of good advice from one of these other burners FAQ pages - “uninstall or disable all other DVDburning software.”
2.9.x did not show up in “Add/Remove” just as I’ve read in other threads. To uninstall navigate to Program Files/DVDFab Platinum (this is the old folder - version 3 installs to “DVDFab Platinum 3” folder) and locate the uninstall.exe program and simply double-click to run.
After uninstalling 2.9.x, I uninstalled 126.96.36.199. I then disconnected from internet and closed antivirus/antispyware and reinstalled.
188.8.131.52 is now operating perfectly.
I would also like to thank the developers of DVDFab. I tried the other two programs mentioned earlier in this thread when I couldn’t get 184.108.40.206 to work and they cannot compare. DVDFab Platinum 3 has more features, has proven to be more stable than these others and I believe is the better value for the price.