A couple of frequent Forum posters suggest that there is no longer any real need for system ASPI in Windows XP as most of the software programs (such as Nero) no longer use it.
So, I decided to try removing my system ASPI layer, and did so.
However, when that was done, when I right-clicked on my DVD-ROM and CD-RW drives in Windows Explorer, a message was produced three times “WNASPI32.DLL not found”.
This is despite removing the ASPI Service and removing all files under C:\Windows that have the string “aspi” and rebooting.
I then copied Nero’s “WNASPI32.DLL” file from its folder to the System32 folder, and then the message no longer appeared when I right-clicked on one of the drives.
What baffles me is why Windows Explorer would need that file??
PS I’m using Windows XP Home, not Pro, with all upgrades installed.