In short: 1. Nero freezes when I click on any of the icons (Audio, VideoCD etc) on the left side of the properties dialogue. 2. PowerDVD installation stops at 95 percent. And there's no way of closing the non-responsive application, so Windows freezes when it's shutting down. Also, the partial PowerDVD installation won't uninstall. I see now that Nero has a "major update"... Could that be the solution to this problem? If so, what about the unsuccessful PowerDVD installation?