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  1. You might find the thread about Drag-To-Disc useful in the General Discussion. You may not be happy about what you find, but you may at least learn what possibly is causing your pain. Curve
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    Roxio Burning feature

    OK Gotcha, thanks for the lesson. Well, so Vista is doing authored data or packet writing ? I had some bumps with Drag-to-Disc on occasion, but the percentage of success and the convenience, were easily tolerated in my experience. I've never had illusions or delusions about rules and reality. Don't put that on me, dude. I'll take my illusions and delusions intentionally, thank you very much ! That's the only real way to enjoy them, man. What's the point of unknowingly getting caught up in one ?
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    Roxio Burning feature

    James, Thanks for your update. Unfortunately I didn't read your response before I posted a similar question in the "Usability" thread. Maybe I'll go pull it. Help me out here again, I do notice I don't even seem to have "formatting" option from My Computer on a rewritable disc now. Would you say that was normal ? Did WIN XP not have those disc handling abilities natively ? It sure doesn't seem as convenient to manage files from Explorer now. Since I've finally been able to get EMC10 on, Windows Explorer does not like Roxio Creator Classic created discs. Roxio locks Explorer out of using any disc space on rewritable discs which might be available. Any RW disc you deleted files (discs with no files now) from using CC, Explorer will not recognize. Other programs like WORD or EXCEL will not write to Roxio created RW discs. Thanks, Curve
  4. I finally discovered a way to stop CinePlayer from launching on a DVD insertion. It won't be for everyone, because I know some folks would like to keep AutoPlay working to some degree. But, if like me you don't want to AutoPlay anything, I read a fix to stop AutoPlay in WIN XP if you have TWEAKUI installed. If you launch TWEAKUI, navigate to the Paranoia tab, and clear the check boxes which play CD's automatically. This worked for me. I've rebooted twice and dropped in DVD movies and CinePlayer did not launch. Bottom line, this is another bug ROXIO shuold be fixing. People should be able to have AutoPlay enabled and the choice to not have CinePlayer take over. However, as most people probably notice EMC pretty much hijacks many process's, a lot of which isn't going to be how your computer operated before the install (if you get that to finally work too !) Curve
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    NTLDR mystery

    Gotcha ! Thanks Curve
  6. In WIN XP Pro you can try either through My Computer or Windows Explorer; right-click on your CD/DVD drives; go to Properties; select AutoPLay tab; in the Select content type drop-down, you can select the DVD movies content; Then insure you select the radio-button for "Select an action to perform"; scroll down the list; select "Take no action" press the Apply button, then the OK button, and presto-chango ! You're done ! Of course it doesn't help one #$^@ bit, CinePlayer still launches upon the insertion of a DVD, but heck you've just eliminated another option to attempt a bug fix, and don't we all learn from these failures ? Be glad nothing else is trying to launch, so I guess the process works for most everything else except CinePlayer. Hmmm, what do you think ???
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    Roxio Burning feature

    Well, perhaps your right it may not have interface with Explorer. But previous to the install of EMC 10 I could drag and drop files and delete files from rewritable media in Explorer. I can no longer do that. As a matter of fact anything I've put on a rewritable disc with Roxio will not allow deletion, formatting or addition of other files. The error messages says the disc is read only. I did not apply this setting when burning the disc and it is not set in this fashion.
  8. Thanks..... for the information. Now I have an even better idea of how to respond next time.
  9. Curve

    Roxio Burning feature

    My previous version of EMC was 7.XXX. With that version an applet called Drag-to-Disc, interfaced with Windows Explorer. Is EMC 10 no longer capabe of being useful in the Explorer file management environment ?
  10. Mr. Hardin, I am, we ALL are paying attention. I don't appreciate your tone. You have no business treating me or anyone else like a moron, because you think we ask simple or niave questions. If this software was even half as friendly as it should be, you probably wouldn't have nearly as many posts as you have scored. As a moderator, if this posting is making you cranky. well.... Many people here have had a LOT of unnecessary, time consuming and expensive problems. If you're a moderator why don't you be a little more friendly. Doesn't ROXIO need customers ? A 700 MB download with no additional features is hardly a simple fix ! Can you imagine one bug would necessitate a 700 MB "fix". The "update" apparently unloads much if not all of the previous program version. Or is it actually adding 700 MB of new code ? People want to know. Although EMC is working (for the most part) on my machine now, and I'm no dummy, buddy, It still is a big question mark in my more than 20 years experience. Forgive me of being leery for all the reasons so well stated by others here, even just in this thread, as well as my own questions about the stabilityof this software, how it affects my computer and some of Roxio's business policy.
  11. Well, the real question is whether this download is safe to install ? Who's done it and did it not blow away your NTLDR ?
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    Roxio Burning feature

    I seeem to be noticing a weird deal with my DVD +RW discs. Whenever I burn one, the disc is no longer available to rewrite or delete files or add to the disc. Which ROXIO "feature" do I need to set in order to maintain burning control over my rewritable discs ? Thanks !
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    NTLDR mystery

    Home app (desktop icon) ??? ....What are you refering to ? I'm running WIN XP Pro.
  14. Yeah, Some ROXIO hotshot ought to answer your post. I have the same issues. We should be the ones to decide when we want (if ever....) CinePlayer to launch. And I don't want it to !
  15. ROXIO installs blew away NTLDR twice on my WIN XP Pro system. Once, during one of the many install atepmpts, I did try and reboot, the NTLDR file was blown away and I had to take ot to my local computer shop to get through the boot sequesnce. That $100 exercise didn't cure me though, and a few days later I tried loading EMC10 again, this time disabling antivirus, spyware and firewalls before the attempt. Well, it still blew NTLDR away again. Another $100 trip to the shop. However on this load, EMC did get through the install and actually said finish. That looked good, right ? WRONG !! The program and modules all actrually run appropriately now (fingers crossed), it seems. But my SPyBot S&D sure has a problem with. EMC 10 hs inserted itself in my System Variables PATH, and the the spyware is balky at best. ROXIO's answer, paraphrasing, "we're trying to fix this. don't let your spyware alter ROXIO registry entries. Reload EMC 10." You've got to be kidding. Did I not tell you that I spent over two hundred dollars fixing NTLDR problems during installs ? Why on earth would I want to try loading it again ??? I've looked in my Control Panel and have no icon for "Software Updates" per this pinned post response; lease see the following article for details http://kb.roxio.com/content/kb/General%20I...N?set-locale=en Note: The article includes these important instructions at the end. We still recommend reading the entire article though. Important: After installing Easy Media Creator 10, it is recommended to run software manager for any available updates to prevent the issue such as "NTLDR is missing" from re-occurring. a. Install Easy Media Creator 10. b. When prompted to restart your computer, click “No”. c. Go to Control Panel and then double click on Software Update. Note: You may need to click “Switch to Classic View” to find Software Update. d. Place a checkmark on “Roxio Easy Media Creator 10.0 Update” and click Install. e. Restart your computer after the patch installation is completed I do run Classic View. Where else might this Software Updates applet be found ? Thanks
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