The pxengine download was good for getting the Burn setup window to show the DVD drive. It also now allowed me to select 'Read Only', formerly grayed out. But the OK button would not give me permission to continue. I reinstalled the program and I chose Custom becasue I wanted to load only that part of the Roxio 9 that handled data backup. The installation interface was not intuitive (understatement). I selected the top pick and whatever I did I did wrong because I ended up installing the whole. 492 mb again.
With this reinstall the Burn Setup window resembled the same window that appeared after the Pxengine install. Unfortunately, I still could not continue with the OK button. EXCEPT ONCE: after toggling between all the settings, especially the # of drives, the OK button suddenly went live and I was able to copy a single file to the DVD, just as I should have been able to do. BUT: that happened only once.
I regularly run anti-virus and spy-ware programs and other than low-risk tracking cookies which I always delete, my cpu seems to be clean.
I'm thinking about once more uninstalling the program. I'd like to try again to install only the parts of Roxio 9 necessary to backup data. Since I was unable to make the right choice when I did that last can someone tell me how to do that?
Also any other ideas about things I can try to get it going, patches, etc.? Thank you everyone who are trying so hard to help me. I probably won't try anything today but will pick up the thread tomorrow. Chris