After a lot of effort I've come to the conclusion that iTunes and Nero may not want to live together on my PC. After uninstalling, reinstalling multiple times, I'm at the point where iTunes will run and Nero won't (even if I remove iTunes, there must be remnant in the registry left behind). Opening Nero basically freezes the PC forcing a hard reboot; all that happens is the program screen closing and moving to the system try; and Info Tools freezes when it tries to recognize the IDE drives. So, I would appreciate any recommendations. Reinstalling Windows isn't an option, if only because I had to do that last weekend for hardware related reasons and I don't have the stomach to do it again right now!
A new NEC 3500AG DVD Burner + a Samsung DVD-Rom drive
Win XP Pro SP2
In addition to iTunes, installed software includes DVD Shrink and WinDVD Creator (for a new Plextor video capture device), mkW Act and Flacfrontend (to extract SHN and FLAC files). I also have Feurio for burning audio CDs, though I haven't installed it to see if it conflicts with iTunes.
One of the reasons I got Nero was that I liked the all in one idea, especially the backup software; I'd also been using earlier versions for several years.
If anyone has an idea about solving my Nero/iTunes problem, I'd really be happy! Thanks very much.