Hello, I just encountered the HIDD problem and my search led me here. As background, I'm using dvd::rip to copy my DVDs to my hard disks so that I can file away the DVDs and watch them on my computer whenever I want to. All was going fine until I tried to rip a set of "La Femme Nikita" Second Season DVDs, a Japanese box set. My computer couldn't read them. When I restarted the computer, in the verbose messages was one about "hidd can't read ... address already in use." Then the computer shut down and tried to start up again. And again. And again. Finally reinstalled the system and the message went away.
Happened again when I started on a complete set of "The Adventures of Robin Hood" from a company called Golden DVD. Computer again worked fine after it couldn't read the DVDs, but when I shut it down, here's the message again on startup. I'm writing this from Live CD, as I haven't re-installed yet.
I have a wireless modem on my mother board, not using it and firewall protects it as well as the ethernet modem I use with my cable service. I have an IDE DVD drive and a 500-GB IDE hard disk; the other 6 hard disks are all SATA. My keyboard is PS2. I have a USB mouse, USB printer (HP DeskJet 812C), and a USB scanner (HP ScanJet 4200C).
Hope this information helps someone figure what's going on!