Nero 6 and service pack 3

By hcetri ยท 8 replies
Feb 23, 2009
  1. Has anyone had any problems with Nero 6 not starting up since the xp sp3 update?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Nero 6 requires the update download from Nero... it is not an easy download, because it is basically a large and complete file that takes a long time. Nero doesn't have the download system worked out, to my satisfaction, so you may have to work at getting a perfect download with repeated attempts.
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,154   +457

    At work I have Nero 6 with XP pro SP3 and have no such problems. In this case for what it's worth XP SP3 was installed before Nero 6.
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    True, it does not affect every computer nor every user. Still, there is a Nero download to correct the problem as it is commonly reported on some computers.
  5. hcetri

    hcetri TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I had it installed before the update. I uninstalled sp3 but I have not had a chance to try it out yet. What is the update # for the fix?
  6. hcetri

    hcetri TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I tried it to see if it worked and it did not. It will not open and it will not let me shut down my computer after trying to open. I installe dthe update and it did not work. I tried a demo version of nero 9 and it opens.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    For what it's worth...

    My most recent build has XP Home SP3 installed. This was a clean install of the OS. (Gigabyte EP45-UD3R / E7300) Nero 6 was installed on top of this and updated to Ver. 6.6 (final version of the program), and it works fine. I never add all the extra content available for Nerovision 3, since it's the worst movie editing program I've ever seen, I only use it as a burning suite.

    When Nero 6's updates are installed it toggles the "Start Smart" desktop icon on and off so after the program is installed I put the icon in a safe folder, in case I need it.

    Nero puts some 120 useless registry entries in after the initial install so I run a mild registry cleaner soon after. This one;

    Never allow Nero to be the default application for any opening any type of file WHATSOEVER!

    As a guess the InCD application is most likely to cause trouble, make sure you've updated every application in the suite, not just the burning ROM
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    You might want to consider other options. You can go to and get Roxio Creator 10 for $12 or Nero Burning Suite 3 for $12.50
    We have had great luck with free burner software - all can be located with a gargle search: Express Burn, Burn4Free,, CDBurnerXP, The,,, and others.
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    why bother? There's plenty of free open source equivalents out there. I've found the commercial stuff to be too invasive anyway.

    Try: CDburnerXP. I see ray-bay has recommended it too.
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