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Weird problem...Help?

XP SP3
EVGA nForce 780i
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz
4GB RAM

I'm having a strange problem with my PC. It started with me first trying to back up my iTunes music to a rewritable DVD. I would get obscure error messages (which I tried googling without success) after trying iTunes, CDBurnerXP, and Nero Express Essentials burn options. I decided to see if there were any updates for my Asus optical drives. I went to the Asus website, and there were some updates. Before downloading anything, however, I made a system restore point. I downloaded the updates from Asus's website and installed them. I'm pretty sure that after this is when I started getting this strange problem. I try to open iTunes, but the window will not open. I see the iTunes.exe process running when I open task manager but not the application. My web browser, firefox, has also suddenly decided to take about 2 minutes to open from the couple seconds it used to take. I just noticed this same late response with another program though I've tested others, and they seem to be fine. I tried using the system restore to go back before I downloaded the updates, but the problem remains. Does anyone have any ideas??? sorry bout the long post Silly

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Recently had a tussle with same.

In reply to: Weird problem...Help?

After changing media make, I finally pulled over my external USB HP dvdrw and it worked the very next time. My internal DVDRW is about 2 years old and looks to have one of those partial failures. So I'll use my external as my ground shipped replacement drive crawls to my door.
Bob

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think it's fixed...another question?

In reply to: Recently had a tussle with same.

That was strange. I had given up on iTunes opening after probably 10 minutes or so. After getting back from class over an hour later, it was open so I tried looking for updates with iTunes, and it found a new version. After downloading and installing it, everything seems back to normal. Plain

Could trying to back up my iTunes music to a rewritable DVD and then a regular DVD of caused this? I have a lot of music I would like to have some copy of which isn't digital, and I thought DVD would be the best way to go as it can obviously hold much more than a CD. Haven't been able to get a DVD of any kind to work though.

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Do you have a CD or DVD drive?

In reply to: think it's fixed...another question?

That would explain why you can't copy to DVD's.

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yep

In reply to: Do you have a CD or DVD drive?

100% sure it can burn/read dvds

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