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Have used 7.5 successfully for a year and a half. Now for no apparent reason, when I try to open Disc Copier I get message "cannot initialize API". What to do?

Take a look at this post and see if it helps.

You didn't by any chance install IE7 did you? It breaks v7.5.

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Hi All,

Still working through this problem. In the meantime, in reviewing other posts for my own general knowledge, I noticed a guru suggested to someone to update to MS DirectX 9c to solve their particular problem. I think I only have DirectX 9 on my computer. Could installing this update help me solve my API problem?

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Take a look at this post and see if it helps.

You didn't by any chance install IE7 did you? It breaks v7.5.

Thanks Paul. I will review the post you indicated and see what I can do. No, I have not installed IE7. From reading many posts in these forums I learned it was a bad idea and decided against trying it.

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Thanks Paul. I will review the post you indicated and see what I can do. No, I have not installed IE7. From reading many posts in these forums I learned it was a bad idea and decided against trying it.

 

Have you installed any new programs or updates recently? ( I know you know enough to check for spyware and defragment your hard drive.)

 

You might have to do a Windows/ Add Remove Programs/ Roxio/ Change/ REPAIR. Occasionally files become corrupt for no apparent reason and you need to repair the program.

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Have you installed any new programs or updates recently? ( I know you know enough to check for spyware and defragment your hard drive.)

 

You might have to do a Windows/ Add Remove Programs/ Roxio/ Change/ REPAIR. Occasionally files become corrupt for no apparent reason and you need to repair the program.

Thanks ml. I have not installed any new programs or updates. I defragged after I began receiving the message but the message is still torturing me :( I think I have read in these forums that spyware can sneak on the hard drive but I actually don't know how to check for it. How would I check to see if there is any spyware on my harddrive, please. I love my Roxio and am very sad I cannot use all the functions.

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Download and run SpyBot and AdAware SE. Both are free for personal use.

 

You have a choice of where to get SpyBot -

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=spybot

 

Ditto LavaSoft's AdAware

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=A...amp;btnG=Search

 

That said, I've never had much use for AdAware - I'm not bothered by tracking cookies because if I don't leave them, the next time it'll be that much slower to load a page because it has to re-create them. On eBay, deleting the cookies means the same ad every time (altho most ads are blocked with Norton's Firewall adblocker - which is why I have Norton FireWall 2005 on all 3 computers). And I've never forgiven AdAware's first edition for deciding about:blank was a hijack (it's my "homepage") and installing msn.com instead. But everyone recommends it so I'm putting in the info.

 

Lynn

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Download and run SpyBot and AdAware SE. Both are free for personal use.

 

You have a choice of where to get SpyBot -

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=spybot

 

Ditto LavaSoft's AdAware

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=A...amp;btnG=Search

 

That said, I've never had much use for AdAware - I'm not bothered by tracking cookies because if I don't leave them, the next time it'll be that much slower to load a page because it has to re-create them. On eBay, deleting the cookies means the same ad every time (altho most ads are blocked with Norton's Firewall adblocker - which is why I have Norton FireWall 2005 on all 3 computers). And I've never forgiven AdAware's first edition for deciding about:blank was a hijack (it's my "homepage") and installing msn.com instead. But everyone recommends it so I'm putting in the info.

 

Lynn

Thanks for the info, Lynn. I'm willing to consider everything. As long as posters reply with suggestions I'm willing to try them. I'll work through all this and post back. Hope I will have good news.

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I had been having a gazillion issues with Roxio over the past several months.

 

Disc Copier – “cannot initialize API”

Creator Classic – “Dragon Engine initialization failed”

D2D – “Drag to Disc could not start because components necessary to run are missing”

DVD Builder – did not recognize my Sony burner

 

I performed the following tasks as suggested by various posters (unfortunately with no results):

 

Device Manager – check for errors shown for the burner

Device Manager – uninstall drive that is not being recognized by Roxio and reboot

Compatibility – make sure no there are no checks in “run this program in compatibility mode”

Defragged

Downloaded and ran SpyBot

Downloaded and installed Napster

Windows/Add Remove Programs/Roxio/Change/ Repair

Uninstall / Reinstall Roxio

Update burner firmware

Updated to DirectX 9c

 

Over Easter weekend my son visited and reformatted my hard drive and success was ours. Which probably means the problem was never a Roxio problem at all.

 

FYI – having read many posts on this forum advising against installing D2D I requested my son not to install it so hopefully that will stop any future problems at least with that issue.

 

I read many, many posts on this forum as well as posting my own call for help. I received much advice from Roxio posters for which I am appreciative. My intention was not to bore you with all of the above but wanted you to know I received many suggestions from all of you and tried as many of them as I had time for before my son actually arrived to save the day. BUT the time you spent giving me advice was not in vain. In addition to becoming a much more informed Roxio user, I have printed all the posts and am keeping them for future reference (which I hope never to need). 

 

I love Roxio and what I can do with it and I continue to be grateful to you all and these forums.

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