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DirectCD driver update error message


GerryH

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when booting up keep getting this message. windows says that this driver may cause stability problems and windows will not install it -and gives a roxio address to do this. however when going to this address can't seem to find the link. i have a new Dell dimension E520 which came with the basic Creator DVD Combo.

Is this some type of confilict?

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Or, if you are running WinXP and you "saved" files using DirectCD from ECDC 4 or 5, and made the mistake of installing the driver the disc says you "need", try going to add/install, and seeing if there's something from Adaptec that can be uninstalled.

 

WinXP has a very powerful built in UDF reader, and if it can't read the discs that is a VERY BAD sign. At that point, it's time to try a recovery program, such as cdroller (www.cdroller.com) or ISOBuster (www.isobuster.com). Both have impressive testimonials on their websites and in the Roxio boards. Both now have "trial" versions, which let you see if anything can be recovered before you have to pay - you odds are better with CD-R than CD-RW.

 

For future referece: if you want to KEEP the data, NEVER format the disc. NEVER use a Packet-Writing program such as DirectCD, Drag2Disc, Nero's InCD, Sonic's DLA, etc. You do NOT get a "great-big floppy-disc". Different programs are incompatible with each other and often with other Versions of the same program. Not only is Packet-Writing "fussy", often demanding the exact same combination of Opearating System and program Version that worte it, it tends to fail for any reason or none at all.

 

Packet-Writing may be useful for VERY temporary storage, such as transferring files from one computer to another when the original is safely on the first computer and you don't have a Flash drive (aka Pen / Keychain / Thumb / Jump drive) or External Hard Drive available, but other than that it's chief function seems to be permantly LOSING data. It is NOT a reliable form of archiving. I managed to learn that the hard way, despite being warned.

 

Lynn

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I have the EXACT same problem. I just got a new dell with WIN XP, with basic Roxio software preinstalled. I have an old Dell with Windows ME with DirectCD, which I used to create some CD's. When I tried to read them on my new computer with Win XP, I have that same exact error! I have talked to Dell 2X's to get rid of this and each time they thought they got it, but there it was next time I booted up. We erased all Roxio and Sonic files, and DirectCD that we could find using a Registry Cleaner. Still get that stupid error. Worst of all, I think I erased the picture CD that I was trying to read, because when I put it in the drive, it asked if I wanted to install a UDF Reader. Of course, I said yet. Well, that's the only file on the disc now. HELP!!

I want to get rid of this error message and get back my pictures! Please Help!

PS: I was using Easy CD Creater 2.5 or 3.0 I believe, on my old computer. Would it help trying to install it on WIN XP even though the software doesn't say it's compatible and then do an update? (if there is one) How can I convert data on another CD made with DirectCD to be able read it on the new computer? That is what I'd like to do - can I just drop and drag the files on the old computer? Any advice would be appreciated!

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If you made the MISTAKE of formatting the disc, you have chosen the worst possible method of archiving your files.

 

If you try to install that file on you WinXP computer, it will only cause the problems you've been having. Try this for some input from others that have done it:

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?...=15381&st=0

 

There is a very powerful .udf reader built into WinXP, and if it can't read the CDs, that is a VERY BAD sign.

 

Try one of the recovery programs, such as cdroller www.cdroller.com or ISO Buster www.isobuster.com - both have impressive testimonials on their websites and in the Roxio boards. Both have "trial" versions that let you see if anything can be recovered before you have to pay.

 

From this point forward, I'd suggest using the built-in WinXP burning, which may work like Packet-Writing, but burns in the MUCH SAFER sessions.

 

If you want to KEEP the data, NEVER format the disc.

 

Let us know if you manage to salvage your pictures. If you used CD-R, the odds are with you; if you used CD-RW, the odds are very poor.

 

Lynn

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