Prior to Nero's upgrade to ver 6, I could copy my favorite dvd's made on DVD+RW to the cheaper DVD+R's (making copies of home movies, and tvshows I want to archive)
(I got a Boston Legal for Christmas and I hate the way it plays - never thought I would get sick of the music).
I was fine until I accepted the upgrade. Now it tells me I have to buy a $29 driver to make it work. And it makes my DVDs unrecognizable: neither the PC nor the DVD recorder can "see" that a disk is in the slot. These are disks that worked before. It no longer gives me the option to format my choice with InCD (came with) and doing a straight copy just destroys the format of the "copy to" dvd. Fortunately the "from" drive cannot write to DVDs so it hasn't broken any of my masters.
I uninstalled the upgrade, the whole program, and reloaded. I started making my archives and it worked about three times. The PC was online at the time. (something told me to turn the router off but I didn't pay attention). Then it started breaking my DVD+Rs and even previously used DVD+RW's.
Another problem: I had a backup CD in the CD/RW drive while I ran a Norton antivirus check. It got ahold of my CD and corrupted the format, I think it deleted the first sector that defines the program that created it. It was either Nero (when it used to work) or One Care or Ghost. I have had so much problem restoring backups; when I have to do a destructive restore, it wipes the 'RESTORE POINTS' (sorry about the caps) and cannot/will not restore. The DVD that has my most recent, most needed stuff that worked for awhile, I could even access a file here and there from the backup copy) is needing some kind of wizz bang program to restore it. The files were not deleted, only the 0 partition. If they'd been deleted, maybe I'd have some luck.
All the freeware I found through Bleeping wants to get paid after doing the tease that it will do what I want for free. Sorry about the two problems in one post, any all ideas will be greatly appreciated as always.