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  1. outerbank

    Nxt2 Mydvd Crashes Trying To Burn

    Out of curiosity and to possibly have others avoid using an antivirus program that includes the use of a registry cleaner, as described by cdanteek, does anyone know which brand(s) incorporate such a feature? Having looked into several different antivirus brands before making my choice, I don't recall seeing this feature on the ones looked into.
  2. outerbank

    Dual Boot System

    I have a dual boot system with Win Xp on one drive and Win7 on another separate drive. A known problem when booting up into Win XP is that whatever restore points were created in the Win7 OS, they are deleted. There are a couple of solutions on the web describing how to prevent Win XP from deleting the Win7 restore points. The workaround solution appears on several websites, including a Microsoft website. This workaround was implemented on my computer. As noted by several postings on the web, the workaround doesn't always work. I can concur it doesn't work on my computer following the directions posted in the "Sevenforums" and Microsoft websites. Another suggested solution is to go into diskmgmt.msc to hide the Win7 volume from Win XP. That is, remove the drive letter for the Win7 volume. Never having performed this operation before, are there risks involved with doing this? It is recognized that when the driver letter for the Win7 volume is removed, this volume will not be accessible while in Win XP. I can't foresee having a need to access the Win7 volume while in Win XP. Win XP is still used because there are applicatons on this OS that are not Win7 compatible. Besides being unable to access the Win7 volume, are there any other shortcomings/risks making this change? Or, does anyone know of a different solution. Thanks in advance.
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    Dual Boot System

    Yes, I do recognize that with the "workaround" it will not be possible to see or access the Win7 drive while in the Win XP OS. At this moment, I can't foresee a need to access the Win7 volume (very few documents) from XP. While in Win7 OS, being able to access the Win XP volume is important because that is where the majority of documents are located, such as photos and music.
  4. outerbank

    Dual Boot System

    cdanteek- Your last post states that once the computer is booted up in XP, the bios must be changed or else the computer will be booted back into XP. That's not so. The Bios is set that when booting up the computer, and without doing anything else, the computer boots up into Win7. If when in Win7 it is decidedto now boot up into XP, then the computer is restarted and F10 held down. Now when in XP a decision is made to boot back up into Win7, all that's done is to go to restart and the computer now boots up into Win7. Again, without pressing F10 or anything else. Having explained this, it's based on my understanding of what you described. Pardon me if I misinterpreted what you describe. By the way, after a third attempt at modifying the registry according to directions provided in the Windows Seven Forum of a workaround to prevent XP from deleting restore points in Win7, the workaround is a success. I can't explain why it required three attempts, but it did in my case. Even though restore points are no longer deleted in Win7, my plans are to use backup to create disk images.
  5. outerbank

    Videowave Crash

    Not to further confuse the issue, but one can give advice (note it is spelled with a "c"). Or, one can advise (spelled with an "s") someone to do something.
  6. outerbank

    Dual Boot System

    Not certain that dual booting using the BIOS is that much of a pain, if describing just the act of booting up the computer into one or another OS. In my case, it's press button on computer to start, hold down F10 key and let the computer boot up. The screen BIOS screen opens where the two hard drives are listed. The XP drive is listed first, the Win7 drive below. If XP is the choice, I click on Enter. If Win7 is the choice, the down arrow key is pressed to highlight the Win7 drive, followed by clicking on Enter. That's it. It's not a great burden nor is it complicated. Now this only happens when the plan is to boot up into XP first because the BIOS is set to automaticaaly boot up into Win7. It is presumed that in your case, Red Wagon, when you boot up your computer a screen appears where you need to make a choice between Win7 or Win8. Correct? Respectfully, I don't see much difference in procedure, other than I have to hold down the F10 key.
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    Dual Boot System

    REDWAGON If you read my second post, the XP drive was disconnected prior to the installation of Win7. Without having very much computer knowledge, it just made common sense that the drive with Win XP should be isolated by disconnection prior to installing a different OS.
  8. outerbank

    Dual Boot System

    I believe I'm convinced that making an image backup seems the best route. It's evident that preventing the deletion of restore points in Win7 when booting up into XP isn't going to happen, at least on my computer. Thanks to all for your input.
  9. outerbank

    Dual Boot System

    cdanteek...Here is a website you might want to visit, if you haven't already been to this website. (www.SevenForums.com) Once there, type in the query box in the upper right corner, "Win XP deletes restore points in Win7 with dual boot".
  10. outerbank

    Dual Boot System

    The bios setting is used to select which OS to boot into. That is, F10 is pressed when booting up.
  11. outerbank

    Dual Boot System

    Sorry, forgot to include typing it into Google.
  12. outerbank

    Dual Boot System

    All one has to do is type "how to stop win xp from deleting restore points in Win7". You will see any number of websites that describe this problem and the solutions therein.
  13. outerbank

    Dual Boot System

    No, nothing is mucked up. Win XP had been installed previously on the one single drive that originally came with the computer. A second hard drive was purchased and installed on the computer. The Win XP drive was disconnected prior to installing Win7 OS on the second hard drive.
  14. outerbank

    Wont Burn New Dvd

    Not quite sure what the reference about no label discs being a problem. If bobbstripower followed the recommendation to purchase the brand disc mentioned in one of the posts there should't be a potential problem. Should there?
  15. outerbank

    Video Copy & Convert

    I am reluctant to post this matter because it has been an on-going problem. Before proceeding, let me say thanks to all who have tried to provide a solution. I should probably move on and use a different program, but it bothers me when all the other applications work in Roxio Creator 2011. Here's what typically occurs. VC&C is launched. The VC&C banner window opens and then just sets there not proceeding to the next step. Sometimes it does get to the VC&C operating window where one selects what is to be done. But it is non active. That is, VC&C is not responding. It is also difficult to close VC&C. Even when after opening Task Manager, ending the process doesn't always close VC&C immediately. After VC&C is ended and I have moved on to doing other things on the computer, the window that describes VC&C will not convert copy protected material will sometimes appear. Again, it requires several attempts to close out of this window. Here are the numerous efforts used to cure the problem. Have performed "Repair" a number of times without success. Have performed a number of unnstalls and reinstalls using three different methods: Revo Uninstaller Pro, "Help with Reinstalling" by Sonic Boom, "Complete uninstall instructions for Creator 2011/2012NXT". Have also followed cdanteek's instructions for perparing your computer before installation. The event viewr report shows the following: The program Video Copy & Convert 13.3 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. Process ID: 61c App Hang: 1002 Task Category (101) Start tme: 01cf8d5cf0cd060 Termination time: 37518 App path:C:\Program Files (x86) Roxio 2011\Video Convert\Video Convert 13.exe Report ID: 6e73.458c-f952-11e3-80f2-00270e0ee901 Googled the apphang number and task category, but that didn't provide much of a clue to me. I also looked at the installation log file, but did not see any errors. Although I have to admit I'm not well-versed in comprehending it. If any one has an idea what can be done next, it would surely be appreciated.
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    Video Copy & Convert

    Brendon Again, thanks for all your help. I seem to recall that a few years ago I had another Epson printer conflict. Can't recall the exact nature of the conflict.
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    Video Copy & Convert

    After reviewing my last post, it appears that some of the typing keystrokes are not working. Apparently the fix is temporary. The Port name : USB001. Driver name is: UNIVDRV.DLL.
  18. outerbank

    Video Copy & Convert

    sknis, I've already been to this site. The Epson R320 Styus Photo printer is not listed in the drop down window for "All Printers". Brendon, when I go to Devices & Printers>Add a Printer where it asks what type of printer is to be installed, I chose "Add a network printer" since that's the setup. When in search, my Epson R320 printer immediately appears (Epson Stylus Photo R320 (M) on XXX-PC). The address is: \\name-PC\Epson Stylus. Clicking "Next" button shows; "You've successfully added Epson Stylus, etc. The last step is to check if the printer is working properly by clicking on "Print a test page". Did this and the test page printed succesfully. I wanted to scan the results of the test page printout to add to this post, but I discovered that the power supply to the scanner has failed. Have to get a replacement. In any event, some of the test page results are: Port name: US001 Driver name: UNIDR.DLL Date file: EP0NGA9F.GPD Driver version: 6.00 Environment: Windows x64 There is an additional list of files ued by this driver but is too long to type out here. Most of them are spool drivers.
  19. outerbank

    Video Copy & Convert

    I responded to your last posting, Brendon. I don't see it now. The disk volume info is; 1.2A.
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    Video Copy & Convert

    Yes, I do have the printer software disc. The version info is: Drivers and Utilities for XP, and for 98SE, Me, 2000, Mac OS 9.2 or late , and Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.3 x. Nothing for Win7. I didn't have to use the printer software disc in Win 7. The printer drivers in Win 7 are apparently used for the R320 printer. The epson R320 functions okay. When I attempted to use the Epson printer software to install drivers from the disc, a incompatibility with Win 7 window opened. I've seen a few websites that show driver downloads for the Epson R320 (not Epson sites), but I'm reluctant to download from these sites.
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    Video Copy & Convert

    Good question Brendon. As best I can tell, they are the drivers downloaded and installed when Win 7 was installed. From what I've been able to discern on the Epson website, Epson has not published updated drivers for Win 7. When an attempt is made to download drivers for the Win 7 OS, it directs one to Devices and Printers, Add Printer and then select printer and then select update. For the Epson R320, the update radio button doesn't appear. In any event, VC&C now functions when the Epson printer is turned off. By the way, that "whatishang" software program was as lifesaver. I didn't understand most of the information, but it did provide enough of a clue to solve the problem, even though it may not be the ultimate solution. Annnnd, I'm not prepared to buy a new printer right now because the R320 works well for me.
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    Video Copy & Convert

    The drivers are more than likely the problem. However, Epson apparently has not updated drivers for this printer for Win 7. Following Epson's directions to download drivers using Windows update doesn't produce new drivers. In retrospect, this explains why VC&C functions in Win XP. When an attempt is made to install Epson printer software from the Epson installation disc in Win 7, an incompatability warning appears. Which Epson printer do you use sknis?
  23. outerbank

    Video Copy & Convert

    Well, I believe that a solution has been found to VC&C application hang. As noted in my prior post, the "whatishang" software pointed to Epson. The only Epson hardware I have is a Stylus Photo R320 printer. The printer was turned off and the USB plug was removed from the computer. VC&C was opened. The program opened and almost immediately went to the window about what can be copied. Clicked on the OKAY radio button and the operating screen immediately opened. All of the operating buttons are active and it was possible to move the right/left button to choose among the various modes. Anyone ever hear about a conflict with an Epson printer? Now about figuring out how to correct the conflict, because the printer is in use quite often. Any thoughts about a solution?
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    Video Copy & Convert

    Searched the web and found a free program called "whatishang". Downloaded it and ran it while VC&C was in its hang. Here's the report. The program hangs in a single system call. You can look in the call stack and stack data to find out which APS function causes this hang. Strings found in stack: E:\MP_Root\100ANV01 %s%s\%s \??\E:\MP_Root\100ANV01 e_MP3- Epson aptureUtility Stylus Storage This product or software can be used to assist you in reproducing material in which you own the copyright or have OBTAI I have no idea what this report is telling me, other than my Epson R320 printer may be involved. Any put?
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    Connecting Speed To Router

    Thanks Brendon for the response. You're correct that when the router was setup, it was set to "Obtain an IP address automatically. The IP addess, Subnet mask and Default gateway boxes were blank. The "Obtain DNS server address automatically", was also selected, hence the boxes were blank. Obtained the necessary information after typing cmd and entering ipconfig/all. Entered the info. Unfortunately, it didn't work. Could not connect to MSN, which is my homepage. Let the computer repair the connection and the connection was made. Went back to Local Area Connection Properties>Networking>Properties and found that the setup reverted to its former settings. I guess the ISP doesn't like specific settings. Thanks anyway for you help.
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