Yes, minix, my friend! You are so right about all these you say for EasyCD and nero. Both spoke to the system too much, that's why i had problems in the past when uninstalling easycd etc.
And yes, nero has become much better since, and reliable. (why are you saying nero 6 isn't good? it's seems the best and more compete suite ever! isn't it?).
Anyway... I have latest news....
I have read all info in Feurio site, and I saw that it does NOT install any drivers itself, and only uses all the systems components already installed. It does NOT interfear with any other cd-writing program, and no program is intefeered from it. It can perfectly co-exist with any other program. So I downloaded it and decided to give it a chance. I tried it. No problem with the installation. I didn't tried nero after it, but I don't think I'll have any problem.
Well, Feurio! it's just wonderful! It's so small in size, so powerfull, so well made, so comprehensive, so informative and so direct and exact. It is so well designed. I feel pity that I didn't use it for so many years.
Easy CD Creator was the most popular, almost the world standard for years, then nero took leadership. They are really good programs. But, EasyCD is very easy to use (friendly interface), nero is more powerfull, more professional and still friendly, and both have many secondary applications intergrated (audio editor, cover designer etc.). Nero is world's #1 selling and most popular. So, what could Feurio offer more?
I was surprised. It is all you can ask and much more. You do what you want to do, and even if you don't know exactly how, there is always this easy-to-understand explanations (a help tip at every move) and so direct. It gows so deep in the heart of the data and the media itself, that you couldn't imagine. You do something wrong and you have the explanation why at once, and the tip how to do it right. It is not so illustrating and so shiny when it comes to GUI. Nero is much more glamour in terms of graphics and colours etc (especially in its late version). Feurio is simple. A basic windows interface and nothing more! But with meaning, and effective, and deep, and sofisticated. There are a few spelling or grammatical errors (but the guy who wrote it is German) and who cares anyway, as you can do things simply, easy and effectively? And it has also an intergrated Wave Editor (simple, but still it's there). And a Cover designer too.
As I am going to purchase a DVD-R soon, I'll have to use another recording package (nero 6 probably), as Feurio burns CDs only. But if I had to use only my CD-R, I'd use Feurio only, and nothing else!
It's a wonderful small and strong professional tool! Congratulations.
So, I performed my drives tests etc., I compiled a cd, I performed image writing, and at last I burned a CD-RW (with a few songs only). It burned it perfectly. Then I tried a cd-copy. It performed the simulation successfully, but when it started burning it gave me the same error (as I get with nero for days now): "Track following error"!!!! Again.
And the explanation was more or less the same: The laser is wickened, or the pickup head (with the laser on itself) needs re-alignment. (It's not much more than ahead said, but the difference is that Feurio says all these on spot, with an explaning message, though ahead says only "TRACK FOLLOWING ERROR" with no more info - they had to write me a mail with the explanation after i wrote to them!!! That's a big difference!)
It is obvious now (after another software adviced the same) that my drive needs service or it is damaged. The cost is inaffordable, and this means: Goodbye Yamaha, Welcome DVD-R !
Thanks a lot, you were so right recomending Feurio to me!