To save the reader the grief of going through this entire set of posts, I have found what seems to be a solution to the problem of NXT-3 freezing.
I have upgraded my system and that has dramatically smoothed out the process and now it actually appears that it works every time!
I am now using:
Windows 7 Professional
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30 GHz 3.30 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): increased from 8.0 GB to 16 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
With the purchase of the new system, all programs were reinstalled including Roxio NXT-3. There may have been some issues in the old set up that were causing the program to freeze but after discussing the situation with my trustworthy computer guy, who has helped me over the years, we decided that an upgrade to my system was the best move. The biggest component to that upgrade was increasing the RAM from 8GB to 16GB. (It was not that expensive.) That lack of RAM was maxing out the ability of the computer do all the work required on some of the big projects that I was trying to complete and therefor 'freezing' it up.
I hope this was helpful.
Basic Computer Information:
Windows 7 Home Premium, Processor: Intel ® Core: TM i5 CPU, RAM: 8GB 7.8 GB useable, System Type: 64-bit Operating System
I have been running Roxio NXT 3 for over a year making videos with no problem. Recently I purchased a copy of Roxo’s ‘VHS to DVD Plus 3’ but it would not transfer video from my Sony DCR-TR7000 so I uninstalled it and returned it to the store. (I was successful in transferring a video from the camera to my computer using NERO, a program that has been on my computer for a long time.) However after removing ‘VHS to DVD Plus 3’, I started having problems with NXT 3. I could construct a video project with Video Wave and get it to transfer to My DVD. I was able to change the background, put in chapters, add music and save the project successfully. Here is where the problem began. At several points the MyDVD began to freeze up. It became non responsive. This occurred primarily in 2 spots. Please see the attached file.
The first issue seemed to be related to my use of the ‘go to linked menu/movie’ or sub menus list that was displayed in the ‘Project View’ window (found on the left side) and below ‘Productions”. As I attempted to navigate through that area by selecting the links it would freeze completely up even if I waited for a long time for something to happen. At this point I would open the ‘Task Manager’ and force it to shut down.
The second issue occurs when I would select the preview button in MyDVD, sometimes it would work the first time it was selected but not a second time. Frequently the preview screen would open but the chapter screen that showed the chapters loading might just freeze up. At this point I would open the ‘Task Manager’ and force it to shut down. If I was successful previewing the project then closed that screen whole program would freeze and I was forced to go to the ‘Task Manager’ to force it to close.
I must tell you that I am a dedicated saver. As soon as I completed one step of the process of creating a playable DVD project for my TV, I would save the work. To many times I have lost large portions of work so I have learned to save, save, save!
I also want you to know that I limit the project size to what the DVD can safely hold. I monitor that carefully.
Here is what I did in an attempt to correct the problem. I thought that if I reloaded a fresh copy of NXT 3 over the old copy of NXT 3 the problem might be corrected. I did not have a hard copy of the NXT3 program so I contacted Roxio and they showed me how to download another copy from the internet. I did that successfully. I have followed several suggestions that I read about on the Roxio Community Forum. First I removed Java. Next I completely removed the older copy of NXT 3 using Microsoft’s uninstall, then completely removed any traces of the old program with an updated version of CCleaner followed by using CCleaner to fix any registry issues. Turned off the computer and rebooted it. Turned off all the anti-virus software. Then reinstalled the fresh copy of Roxio NXT 3. Still the same problem! I have done this about 4 times with no success so now I am asking for help.
After working through this all day yesterday and this morning I have been able to successfully make a playable DVD for my TV. That was only accomplished by starting at Video Wave (Edit Video – Advanced) loading the project file, taking that to My DVD then recreating menu background effects, chapters, music and one successful preview. At that point I saved the file, shut down the complete program. I reopened it, went to My DVD, reloaded the project, and then went directly to ‘Burn my DVD’. That process allowed me to successfully make the playable DVD. All aspects of the DVD worked.
I do not expect that is how you intended the program to work. Something is not functioning correctly when I get to the Preview process or use the I have a vague recollection that I had a similar issue when I first bought the program or maybe an earlier version of Roxio Creator and a tech helped me make some modification to my computer that corrected the issue.