hello econnelle. welcome to CDRLabs.
in Roxio's website, support section, you can find something called Roxio Zap. it's for cleaning the registry after uninstalling Roxio software.
in Ahead's website you can find some registry cleaning utilities - General CleanTool, Nero Clean-tool, InCD clean-tool etc. (there are a few such clean-tools, i'm not sure what's the differences between them).
try downloading these, clean the registry completely and install one
when you had Nero and Easy CD Creator installed, did you also have InCD and DragToDisc installed as well?
Nero and Easy CD Creator should
co-exist in harmony. however InCD and DragToDisc are known
to be incompatble with each other (packet-writing programs do not live well toghether, never install more than one).
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