I have an HP Pavilion zt3010AP notebook computer. Recently, I
replaced its original DVD/CD writer with a Sony DW-P50A DVD writer which I got
on eBay. The replacement required only one screw to be removed from the notebook
and a support bracket swapped over internally.
All went well and I was quite happy with the results apart from
not being able to multi-zone it to region 0, as I could find nothing on the web
on how to change it. However, I did manage to change it from zone 2 to zone 4
for Australia (I bought it from the USA).
For a long time, I had been using Nero 7 Premium for all my DVD
compilations but one day it prompted me to upgrade it to a later version. This
sounded good so I followed the prompts and downloaded the series of files
required to upgrade all the Ahead Nero programs I had in the package.
Everything was going well and eventually it invited me to
uninstall my current version before installing the upgrade. This seemed OK so I
agreed and the uninstaller went about its business. Eventually, a message came
up saying "Please wait while Windows configures Nero 7 Premium
. . . and
gathering required information" but then it started to go slower and slower
until it eventually stopped.
At first, I didn’t actually realise it had stopped as the mouse
"hour-glassed" when it was in this window and the Task Manager told me the
program was running properly. However, after a lengthy wait, it became obvious
that this program was going nowhere so I rebooted the machine only to find that
not only had I lost Nero 7 but I had also lost full access to the DVD drive due
to an unspecified problem.