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dmxlauncher.exe is causing the DLA driver conflict


djwalnutcreek

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After reading many messages on these forums as well as other websites, I have finally solved the DLA driver error problem with Windows Vista and EMC9.

I followed all the instructions explicitly for doing the clean installation of EMC9. I still had the problem after I re-enabled the start-up drivers using msconfig. So, I tried several alternatives, and finally determined that the file, dmxlauncher.exe, was causing the DLA conflict. Now, dmxlauncher.exe is supposed to be a Dell Media Experience file, so why was it loaded on a new HP Pavilion notebook? God only knows. Anyway, I went to the trigger for loading the file, which is in the registry at HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run and deleted the DMXLauncher key. Now, even after rebooting many times, there has not been a single DLA or other EMC9 error. So, my suggestion is that you FIRST follow the instructions for the clean installation of EMC9, available here: http://kb.roxio.com/content/kb/Creator/000127CR. Then, edit the registry to delete the DMXLauncher key as outlined above. Reboot your computer, and most likely, your problem is solved.

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If that's the case then I'm wondering if you could go to msconfig in Vista and uncheck DMXLauncher to stop it from starting at boot.If it does then this could help people not having to edit the registry.I've already uninstalled D2D which also stops the message.

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If that's the case then I'm wondering if you could go to msconfig in Vista and uncheck DMXLauncher to stop it from starting at boot.If it does then this could help people not having to edit the registry.I've already uninstalled D2D which also stops the message.

 

Yes, that also works, and that is the method I used to determine which file was conflicting with Roxio/Sonic DLA. However, you get that annoying message every time you boot that some of the start-up files did not load because they are disabled. There did not seem to be any way to turn off that message in Vista as there is in other Windows versions. I didn't like that message any more than the DLA message we have all been trying to get rid of.

 

Note, once you have turned off DMXLauncher in msconfig, it no longer appears in the registry, so to permanently remove it from the registry, you have to turn it back on in msconfig, click Apply, then open regedit and go the the key specified in my earlier post. Note: Always do a back up of your registry before doing any edits.

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To get rid of that box that pops up after you reboot just go to the lower left corner of that box and check the little box.This tells it not to remind you every time you boot.

 

Ok,I see what you mean.A box pops up in the Tray telling you that a program was blocked from starting.If you go to the tray and right click on the icon then click on Run Blocked Program you get the same box you get in XP.Then you can put the check in the little box telling it not to show that message again.

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To get rid of that box that pops up after you reboot just go to the lower left corner of that box and check the little box.This tells it not to remind you every time you boot.

 

Ok,I see what you mean.A box pops up in the Tray telling you that a program was blocked from starting.If you go to the tray and right click on the icon then click on Run Blocked Program you get the same box you get in XP.Then you can put the check in the little box telling it not to show that message again.

Thanks for the info on finding the "Do not show this message again." Like a lot of other things in Vista, Microsoft has done a great job hiding something that was easily visible in XP. For those comfortable with registry edits, I still prefer deleting it from the registry, since it is a totally useless file, especially for non-Dell computers. Otherwise, your tip on suppressing the pop-up for other users will be very helpful.

By the way, how on earth did you contribute 8,388,607 posts? Or, is that posted numbesr just another Roxio glitch? Anyway, thanks again for the educational info.

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Lots of coffee and no sleep....lol.

Seriously though,you're welcome.I had to do some digging and clicking to figure it out myself.I mostly use XP but have a dual boot with Vista so I can at least try and give educated answers about it.

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