I quit using Nero. Bundled with too much stuff. After uninstalling it, it left over 2,500 references in my registry.
What are you doing with your .avi files using Nero?
Are you just burning them to dvd to play in a DivX player or are you using Nero to convert them to dvd format?
Either way, Nero has made a bad impression to me when it comes to converting .avi to dvd. You should try WinAVI and DVD Santa. Those two will always be in my arsenal.
Although converting used to be good, since I've found out about the DivX players, I don't waste time converting anymore. You can fit an average of 6 .avi movies on a 4.7G dvd, put it in your DivX player, select the title from the menu screen... and watch your movies. They cost around $40+. If you haven't you should invest into one. You won't have to take hours just to convert 1 movie,, and hope it turns out right. Thirty minutes or so, and you can have about 6 movies ready to be watched on your tv with a DivX player.
If the problem is with one of the programs, you may need to reinstall it. It might help. also, I'm still trying to figure out what keeps causing this issue.
Did you try and install another burner software? You may not want to do it, but I can tell you, on my end, it worked both times. Also, reading about the file Pcouffin.sys, I believe I read a forum where they say a worm or such called Bagle have been found to reside inside of that file. [Added]
If you haven't already, maybe it's time to do a virus scan.
Edited by Walkman, 14 November 2006 - 09:47 AM.