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#1 Darren Wylie

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:11 AM

Hi there

Bought a freecom DVD writer few years back with Roxio Easy MC9 with it. Only installed recently to burn some DVDs. Two problems

1. DVD-r showing as 700mb free and therefore wrong
2. Even when I try to burn less than 700 to it by pressing the continue button it simply does nothing!

Any help welcome.

Thanks

#2 cdanteek

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:36 AM

Hi there

Bought a freecom DVD writer few years back with Roxio Easy MC9 with it. Only installed recently to burn some DVDs. Two problems

1. DVD-r showing as 700mb free and therefore wrong
2. Even when I try to burn less than 700 to it by pressing the continue button it simply does nothing!

Any help welcome.

Thanks



Easy Media Creator 9 Suite was the full retail version around 2006.

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1.Click here Beginners Guide - Blank DVD Media Type Definitions & What A Firmware Upgrade Is for Your Burner.
2.Click here Firmware HQ - site dedicated to providing you with the latest firmware releases for your optical disc drives.
3.Click here CD-DVD Speed
4.Click here CD-DVD Speed - A user guide
5.Click here Enabling/Checking DMA in Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Me, 9x.
6.Click hereYou can no longer access the CD drive or the DVD drive.
7.Click here Drive Not Recognized By Roxio, PX Engine 3_00_58a. Old Version<-> EMC 7.5 Up PX Engine 4.18.16a. Update .Click here PX Engine Fix, Click here The Latest 4.10.28a Click here
8.Click here How to uninstall IE 7 and WMP 11.
9.Click here ImgBurn Current version: v2.5.8.0 (3,389 KB) CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application
10.Click here InfoTool (Drive, Disk, Configuration, Software, Hardware, DMA settings, etc.).
11.Click here Complete Uninstall of Creator 2011 & Creator 2012
12.Click here Complete Uninstall of Creator 2009 and 2010 (Windows Vista and 7)
13.Click here Complete Uninstall of Creator 2009 and 2010 (Windows XP)
14.Click here Complete Uninstall of Easy Media Creator 9 & 10 on Windows Vista
15.Click here Complete Uninstall of Easy Media Creator 7.5, 8, 9, & 10 on Windows XP
16. Click here WinZip Data Compression Utility <> Click here WinRAR Data Compression Utility Click here 7-Zip Data Compression Utility
17. Click here Finding Your Computer Specs And Roxio Software Version Number.

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#3 Darren Wylie

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for your reply to my post. Yes, when I looked in windows (xp) it shows the disk as blank and calls it 'CD Drive'. I tried the disk on my work PC (laptop with windows 8) and it looked fine there.

Is this a problem with Windows XP?



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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

Which freecom burner did you buy? . Are you sure it is a DVD R or RW? Go to Windows Device manger and copy and past the text you find for the optical drive.

I am assuming that you selected the correct type of disc in the progam. I don't have that version but it is usually at the bottom left of the program window.

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#5 Darren Wylie

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:55 AM

Hi - SOrry for not gettnig back to you sooner.

Device manager shows that it is FREECOM_DVD+/-RW20j6 USB Device and says that it is working properly - I have never had any problems working with CDs on it (reading and writing)

Driver Provider is showing as Microsoft (is this correct or should a Freecom Driver be there?). Driver date is 01/07/2001, driver version 5.1.2535.0

There is no facility to select the type of Disk that i can see in EMC9 - I just selected the drive (drive K) which is this Freecom Drive.

What next - update driver?

Thanks for your kind help, Darren

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:20 AM

Being able to burn a cd or a DVD is very different. So success with a cd has nothing to do with burning a non-copy writed DVD (DRM protection).

Why did you install Windows drivers/firmware. Did you have a disc with the burner? Go here to see if you have the correct firmware. (Good luck, I tried 3 different browsers and could not get to the firmware).

What application are you using to burn the DVD? There should be a little windows at the bottom left of the screen to select the size of the disc.

Edited by sknis, 08 October 2012 - 05:58 AM.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:34 AM

Thanks for your reply to my post. Yes, when I looked in windows (xp) it shows the disk as blank and calls it 'CD Drive'. I tried the disk on my work PC (laptop with windows 8) and it looked fine there.

Is this a problem with Windows XP?


My pic shows my system calling the drive a CD Drive also, no big deal.

I don't understand the bold text answer above?

Windows 8 retail isn't released to the public yet, what Windows 8 is on your work PC?

How is it fine on W-8 PC compared to XP PC?

I'm just a fellow user so please don't blame Roxio for any misguidance I may have provided.

 

 

cd
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My Computer Specs click show.

Spoiler


1.Click here Beginners Guide - Blank DVD Media Type Definitions & What A Firmware Upgrade Is for Your Burner.
2.Click here Firmware HQ - site dedicated to providing you with the latest firmware releases for your optical disc drives.
3.Click here CD-DVD Speed
4.Click here CD-DVD Speed - A user guide
5.Click here Enabling/Checking DMA in Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Me, 9x.
6.Click hereYou can no longer access the CD drive or the DVD drive.
7.Click here Drive Not Recognized By Roxio, PX Engine 3_00_58a. Old Version<-> EMC 7.5 Up PX Engine 4.18.16a. Update .Click here PX Engine Fix, Click here The Latest 4.10.28a Click here
8.Click here How to uninstall IE 7 and WMP 11.
9.Click here ImgBurn Current version: v2.5.8.0 (3,389 KB) CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application
10.Click here InfoTool (Drive, Disk, Configuration, Software, Hardware, DMA settings, etc.).
11.Click here Complete Uninstall of Creator 2011 & Creator 2012
12.Click here Complete Uninstall of Creator 2009 and 2010 (Windows Vista and 7)
13.Click here Complete Uninstall of Creator 2009 and 2010 (Windows XP)
14.Click here Complete Uninstall of Easy Media Creator 9 & 10 on Windows Vista
15.Click here Complete Uninstall of Easy Media Creator 7.5, 8, 9, & 10 on Windows XP
16. Click here WinZip Data Compression Utility <> Click here WinRAR Data Compression Utility Click here 7-Zip Data Compression Utility
17. Click here Finding Your Computer Specs And Roxio Software Version Number.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:27 PM

I have moved the experiment to the WORK PC - windows 7/8, not xp and not vista - because it has a DVD drive of its own. do I can try on both my freecom drive and the one built into the Lenovo laptop I use for work. Here are the results

Freecom DVD writer - using drag and drop - does not recognise blank disc, spits out DVD demanding a blank one
Built-in DVD writer - works fine using drag and drop

Would seem to be an issue with the freecom drive but it should work with DVD- r as it says on the back of it.

Darren


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

Darren,

If your Freecom writer isn't working properly with DVDs on any of your computers, [your own one or your work computer with Windows 7 and the yet-to-be-released Windows 8,] then this is obviously NOT a fault with Easy Media Creator 9. You need to test the hardware thoroughly.

If it's working properly with CDs but not DVDs, please be aware that writers use separate physical systems for CDs vs. DVDs and it is possible for the DVD system to have failed while the CD system keeps working happily. I'm not saying that's what has happened, but you need to keep the possibility in mind.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:40 PM

I have moved the experiment to the WORK PC - windows 7/8


What is Wndows7/8? :wacko:

I'm just a fellow user so please don't blame Roxio for any misguidance I may have provided.

 

 

cd
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My Computer Specs click show.

Spoiler


1.Click here Beginners Guide - Blank DVD Media Type Definitions & What A Firmware Upgrade Is for Your Burner.
2.Click here Firmware HQ - site dedicated to providing you with the latest firmware releases for your optical disc drives.
3.Click here CD-DVD Speed
4.Click here CD-DVD Speed - A user guide
5.Click here Enabling/Checking DMA in Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Me, 9x.
6.Click hereYou can no longer access the CD drive or the DVD drive.
7.Click here Drive Not Recognized By Roxio, PX Engine 3_00_58a. Old Version<-> EMC 7.5 Up PX Engine 4.18.16a. Update .Click here PX Engine Fix, Click here The Latest 4.10.28a Click here
8.Click here How to uninstall IE 7 and WMP 11.
9.Click here ImgBurn Current version: v2.5.8.0 (3,389 KB) CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application
10.Click here InfoTool (Drive, Disk, Configuration, Software, Hardware, DMA settings, etc.).
11.Click here Complete Uninstall of Creator 2011 & Creator 2012
12.Click here Complete Uninstall of Creator 2009 and 2010 (Windows Vista and 7)
13.Click here Complete Uninstall of Creator 2009 and 2010 (Windows XP)
14.Click here Complete Uninstall of Easy Media Creator 9 & 10 on Windows Vista
15.Click here Complete Uninstall of Easy Media Creator 7.5, 8, 9, & 10 on Windows XP
16. Click here WinZip Data Compression Utility <> Click here WinRAR Data Compression Utility Click here 7-Zip Data Compression Utility
17. Click here Finding Your Computer Specs And Roxio Software Version Number.

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