I installed Roxio 6 on my computer with Windows XP and a DVD+/-Writer.
I put a rewritable DVD in the tray, started the program and after a few moments, it stated that there was a failure to communicate with the writer.
So I tried the eject button...Nothing. I right clicked the writer in My Computer for eject..nothing.
I took a small paper clip to eject the disc. It worked but made a terrible racket as it opened.
I restarted the computer. After the WinXP window appeared for about 30 seconds, I got a black screen. I tried SafeMode..same thing. Everything totally freezes!
I figured..let's disconnect the IDE cable and power from the writer and reboot.
Bingo, everything worked. I then reconnected the writer and it also works again. Really weird!!
Maybe this will help someone if they ever get a black screen in XP.