I have Daemon Tools Pro and Ashampoo. I can't record anything. Explorer, under properties, recognizes the record function. I tried the hotfix found in the threads, no help. Suspect malware, or its removal has corrupted the registry in some way OTHER than addressed in previous threads. I frequently lose the drivers for my SoundBlaster card. I cannot run Kapersky, nor Spy-bot. They just show an hour glass mouse pointer, then no launch. Is this an intentional consequence of a known malware program? Or did my Uniblue spy Eraser delete something needed? I'm sick of reinstalling everything, this would be the fourth time, and this time, since I cant record anything, I can't make backups. So I need you to help me find a solution other than wiping my hard drive.