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videowave 7.5 not functional


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I am using Windows XP on a home brew machine with an AMD 3000 Cpu, Asus A7V6X Mb. 1 Gig Ram, 250 & 500 Gig hard drives, Sound Blaster Audigy sound card, Sony and Plextor DVD recorders. Videowave had been working fine for years but now will hang while painting icons. When I run Windows task manager, I see that Videowave is using 99% of cpu usage and everything stops. I have removed and reinstalled CD Creator 7.5 with firewall and virus protection turned off. ran scans for virus and spyware, installed latest updates to program and bios, deleted all programs installed in the past month. I Have tried System Restore but no matter what restore date I chose, I can not achieve a system restore. This may or may not have something to do with my problem. I don't know what to do next short of reinstalling Windows and or reformatting the C drive. I have all my video data on the D drive so that much is fortunate but I am not looking forward to the afore mentioned tasks.

Any ideas Please.

Bill P

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Thanks for the reply, Larry. I have checked for spyware with adaware, checked registary with reg clean, checked for viruses with AVG. I uninstalled IE 7 weeks ago and uninstalled WMP yesterday.The only Windows cleanup I have used is, when downloading a file, there is a box which gives the chance to clean up after the download. If that is what you are referring to, I have done it but if there is another clean up after a program install, I have not done that. I have defragged the hard drives and have 25% free space on both the 250 and 500 Gig drives. Still can not use Videowave but hoping for a clue to get back on track.

 

Thanks for your help

Bill

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I Hope this may help somebody, sometime. I have finally gotten videowave 7.5 working again. The solution was to completely uninstall all traces of EMC 7.5 from the registry. After uninstalling via the control panel there were hundreds, maybe thousands of remaining keys and values in the registry. The uninstall program only removes some of the files. I ended up repeatedly scanning the registry with various registry cleaners to completely eradicate all traces of Roxio, Napster and Sonic. There were vast numbers of active X components which also had to be removed. After all the deletions, I reinstalled EMC 7.5 and it seems to be working fine again. I have no idea which removed item was the culprit but I am glad it is gone for now. If it returns soon again I think I am going to get a Mac.

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I am using Windows XP on a home brew machine with an AMD 3000 Cpu, Asus A7V6X Mb. 1 Gig Ram, 250 & 500 Gig hard drives, Sound Blaster Audigy sound card, Sony and Plextor DVD recorders. Videowave had been working fine for years but now will hang while painting icons. When I run Windows task manager, I see that Videowave is using 99% of cpu usage and everything stops. I have removed and reinstalled CD Creator 7.5 with firewall and virus protection turned off. ran scans for virus and spyware, installed latest updates to program and bios, deleted all programs installed in the past month. I Have tried System Restore but no matter what restore date I chose, I can not achieve a system restore. This may or may not have something to do with my problem. I don't know what to do next short of reinstalling Windows and or reformatting the C drive. I have all my video data on the D drive so that much is fortunate but I am not looking forward to the afore mentioned tasks.

Any ideas Please.

Bill P

 

 

You could try getting rid of any malware/spyware and check for viruses. Outside of that, defragging your hard drive, I don't know what else to suggest. You have already tried the uninstall/reinstall.

 

When you did the reinstall, did you use the Microsoft Cleanup Utility, too?

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