You Say "You have got to be the most patient man/woman out here in the Blue Nowhere!"
Thanks for the comment Mate I am Male have you ever met a patient woman
There is an old Saying " In the beginning, God created earth and rested. Then God created man and rested. Then God created woman. Since then, neither God nor man has ever rested."
This is where I get some stick from our Lady Members for posting this but I don't care my Mate's Tron and Clint can sort them out !
Right back to work !!!
You Say "The external case on my CDRW is LaCie. Dialogue boxes in EZCD read it as Yamaha 4260W, and the bottom of the case has STOL-HH-CD-CRW4260 printed on it. It is about 4 years old and was allegedly top-of-the-range way back then."
Right now I have got this information the first thing you will need to do is tell me what SCSI Adaptor you have got installed and I will tell you where the Windows ME drivers are for it. So to find out what it is just right click on My Computer Incon on the Desktop and select Properties then go the the device manager and look at SCSI Adaptor and tell me what is there that is if you have it installed if it is not installed just look at the card and I need to know the make and Model number !! The one usually used for the Yamaha is the Adaptec AHA-2940U2W and we can also check if you are using the Latest Bios on your Adaptor which usually sorts quite a few problems out and you can do this exactly the same way as you have just done to find out what model it is, it will also tell you what version of Bios it is using !!!
You Say "I'm not sure what Active Desktop is and I don't know how to access it!Please bear with me as I think we're close to a final solution.I notice that almost 100 people have been reading our conversations so hopefully others are learning from my mistakes!"
Right to disable Active Desktop just right Click anywhere on your desk top that there isn't a Icon and then a popup menu will appear and make sure that Use Active Desktop is not ticked if it is ticked untick it and that will disable Active Desktop !
Most of the Hundred will be waiting for my usual Witty Replies but they are only used on People that annoy me so there won't be any here Mate and they will be dissapointed !!!
You Say " The icons problem!!!
I've only copied one cd, which I bought last week, and I used the wizard.I now have over 500 of these 'IDX' files in the folder that I'm saving them in! Each time I remove them to the folder. Then when I next load Nero and play about with it -to get to know it - I don't actually copy anything but I do move things about on the file browser etc. Then when I cancel the burn and switch off Nero, the next time I load it the icons are back and the Nero shortcuts have gone!! There always seems to be 32 of the icons.
I then create new shortcuts and they are numbered Nero(4) etc! Where did nos 3, 2 and 1 go?
What I need you to do is to copy a different cd not a re-writeable just a straight forward Original but not one with protection on it use some thing like the Windows ME CD and then tell me what is happening. Because the usual .IDX files are because the names of the files are not compatiable with the version of windows you are using like the files name are to long or include a charactor that is not allowed or something simular. But try the ME CD and let me know what happens but delete all the old .IDX messages first they are nothing to worry about.
The Definition of an Upgrade: Take old bugs out, put new ones in.