Have been setback on trying to backup some of my crap. Can't burn DVDs using Nero anymore. It freezes up in the Add Files screen. Upgraded to the newest version via the update on Ahead's site. No go. Uninstalled all other burning software (Alcohol 120%, BlindWrite) in order to make sure there were no conflicts (both uninstalls done with accompanying reboots). Uninstalled Nero. Reinstalled and updated with the newest update. Tried burning another DVD. Same problem. No getting past the freezing up on the file selection screen. I've copied some files to CD as the native Windows burning software kinda
works (but it's a PITA and CDs don't hold much info). Out of 3 attempts with it, I've made one successful CD, the other 2 were rejected. Shouldn't be a media issue as I'm at the end of a 50-CD spindle, so I figure I would've seen problems much earlier if it were the CD media. And that doesn't account for Nero's DVD problems.
Not sure what to do at this point. Really hate to go buy another burning suite since I've, in effect, paid for Nero already.