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Nero Burning API.DLL not found

I installed Ner Burning 5.5 Software, which also produced a " Nero Media Player" , I have Windows Media Player already installed on my set, whenever I try to play a C.D. the Nero player boots up  & I get the following messages

(1) Scanning your drives Please wait
(2) A P I iniatialisation Failure
(3) Then a box with" The Nero API.DLL cannot be found.
 (4) I then have to  access the Windows media player from my desk top , after closing down the non-functioning Nero Player

I would like to know the following:-

(1) Where does one get a Nero API.DLL I e-mailed Nero a week ago No Joy ?
(2)How does one install this API.DLL if one can get hold of this file ?
(3) Is this "problem" due to a conflict between Windows media Player & Nero Media player, any advice whether to keep both  windows player as well as trying to install Nero player would be appreciated, OR just keep one of them either the windows media  or the player Nero Player ?

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WakeupSpecialist 1Commented:
Are you sure it is API.DLL and not ASPI.DLL?

Here see here:
If you do a search for ASPI you will find some information on how to obtain ASPI drivers and what it does etc.
I would definitely keep Windows Media Player.  Since it will play other things besides music cd's etc.
And ASPI drivers are not conflicting with Nero or Media Player.  It is probably due to the absence of ASPI drivers or Incorrect/Old drivers.  

BTW, what OS are you running?
There is also a newer version of Nero: 5582
can be found here as well as ASPI drivers (NEASPIEN.EXE for win9x):

Also try grabbing there CDROM.CFG file.
On the download page it says this:
"The current database with all known
  CDROM drive parameters.
     Please copy this file in the Nero folder. Then you can start Nero."

Good luck, let us know how it goes.

IkionAuthor Commented:
I have received an email from Nero ,  requesting that I do the following:-

(A)Obtain your "KEY" number start > run > regedit >HKEY > LOCAL_MACHINE-----SOFTWARE >AHEAD >NERO BURNING -ROM > INFO …………the 24 number  starting with 15xx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx should be there. This will be needed to eventually quote  "unlock you from the Demo version"  

(1) It is possible that the supplied CD could be corrupted
(2) Uninstall the present version of Nero, then delete the  following two files"nerocd95.vxd" & "neroshx.dll"
(3) Restart the computer
(4) From the Nero site download  "Nero5582.exe" & "InCd 3280up.exe"
(5) Be sure to backup your registry before installing

There is a preference to use Windows media player rather than Nero Media Player



IkionAuthor Commented:
Your suggestion of keeping the Window Media Player were valid, as was  the advice regarding going to the site and updating to the newest version of "Nero burning", what I do not quite understand is that I 'm being  asked to back up my registry?? prior to downloading the newest version.

(1) how does one do this?
(2) Where do I back up to?
(3) Why would this have to be done?
(4) What do I have to back up?

As "wakeup" was the only one to answer this query, and in isolation of the advice from Nero, would have pointed me in the right direction, I award the points to IT (politically correct!)
regards and thanks
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WakeupSpecialist 1Commented:

To backup the registry,
Run regedit, then File, Export and name your backup registry to something you know that is your backup registry.  Reason being is that in case you do upgrade to the latest version and it doesn't fix your problems and/or makes it worse you can revert back to the old Registry.
What OS are you running?  You know you dont have to accept a comment as an answer right away.  It's only been a few days.  And you can always ask questions.  I do not like to get B grades.  I prefer A's...B's Lower the expert points awarded.  And if my comments didn't help you then I dont deserve a grade.  But if my comments answered what you ask, and with general ease...or the correct information, then I should be granted an A grade.   Anyway Just some advice when you grade next time.  
WakeupSpecialist 1Commented:
Oh and one other thing, if your OS is WinME or WinXP, you can create a restore point before you install the new version of Nero.

Click Start, Help & Support, then Undo changes to your computer with System Restore, then select Create restore point.  And there you go...you can roll back to that if you need to.

WakeupSpecialist 1Commented:
Why a B grade on this?  I gave the information, and backed it up...with suggestions and links....
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