This is a hardware & software issue about my gateway, weird startup items, and how they affect nero.
I haven't had a problem with nero or dvd shrink until I used AUTORUNS a couple times, first time I just removed what I knew I didn't need. This time I've unchecked some other things which all appearing to be related to SCSI devices....which of course my gateway does not have a SCSI hard drive, and now I get errors while burning.
Finding info on these startup items is very difficult, and no one can provide very clear info, and when I do find info it is IT guys talking about their servers......very weird these files are in my startup and I'm trying to figure out how they affect nero.......
I've unchecked for example:
cmdide.sys -cmd pci ide bus driver by cmd technologies
*I think this is this is what caused the nero error*
QLogic drivers in startup? Why?
ql1280.sys -miniport driver for qlogic isp pci adapters
ql12160.sys -miniport driver for qlogic isp pci adapters
ql1080.sys -miniport driver for qlogic isp pci adapters
LSI in startup why?
sym_hi.sys -symbios hi-perf scsi miniport driver
sym_u3.sys -symbios ultra3 miniport driver
symc810.sys -symbios logic inc scsi miniport driver
symc8xx.sys -symbios 8xx scsi miniport driver
dac2w2k.sys -mylex disk array controller driver - mylex corp
Mraid35x.sys - megaraid raid controller driver for windows whistler 32
*by american megatrends inc.*
sisagp.sys -not only is it odd that I have scsi drivers in startup, but SIS, who makes agp video cards for workstations was also in my gateway, my gateway is a home pc that shipped with a radeon X300. I deleted the sisagp.sys startup item.
ULTRA.sys -promise ultra66 miniport driver, promise tech inc
*this one also might be the culprit of my nero errors*
CAN ANYONE PROVIDE INFO ABOUT THESE DRIVERS & WHY THEY ARE ON MY GATEWAY?
When you google these items, 99% of the time it is because someone is getting a .sys error and 99% of the time that is because the file is corrupted, mine are not corrupted, I just removed them from startup
Regarding nero, I had a dvd stop burning halfway through, which had worked perfect until now. Then the first time I ran nero check I got this error:
c:\progra~1\symantec\s32evt1.dll. An installable Virtual Device Driver failed Dll initialization. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application."
I now have removed all symantec and norton entries in the registry I no longer get this error. I also see it noting a cmd error, which is why I put cmdide.sys at the top of the list as what I think caused my problem in nero.....I am going to re-enable it, reboot and try to burn a dvd and will report back.