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Not too long ago I made the mistake of adding a DVD burner to my computer which made CD Creator Version 5 inoperable. To make matters worse, I purchased and installed Media Creator Version 9 and did not like it at all. I want to return to CD Creator Version 5 again so I pulled out the DVD burner, put back in my CD reader and attempted to follow all the instructions of uinstalling Media Creator Version 9, restarting my computer, reinstalling CD Creator 5, and the two upgrades(sometimes not restarting my computer and other times restarting it) but it would not work. Then I followed Brendon's instructions:

Uninstalled old versions of Easy CD Creator

Ran the Roxizap brute-force uninstaller, restarted Windows

Installed V5 from the CD - NO RESTART of Windows (important)

Installed the 5.3.5.10 update, then restarted Windows

Installed the 535V drive update patch and restarted.

After I installed the 5.3.5.10 and restarted my computer, the computer would not get past the spash screen and would not open Windows XP normally. I had to go back in time when the Windows opened normally. I tried this twice and both times this happened. I am assuming this occurence has something to do with Roxizap as this is the only new thing I have tried recently. I have tried the other remedies and although I could not get CD Creator to work, the other remedies did not require me to go back in time when my computer operatied "normally".

I look forward to anyone who can offer suggestions on how to get CD Creator 5 to work again. I really love this program.

Thanks, Steve

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Hi Steve,

 

How did a new burner make ECDC 5 inoperable? Do you mean it wasn't recognized by ECDC 5? It certainly shouldn't have been able to kill ECDC 5.

 

I can't see that Roxizap would stop Windows from starting properly. After all, Windows started properly after you ran Roxizap but before you installed version 5 again, didn't it?

 

May I suggest you run Roxizap and restart Windows. Then providing Windows restarts properly, make a restore point there.

 

After that, install ECDC 5, and the 5.3.5.10 updater, and restart Windows. If Windows restarts properly, make another restore point.

 

Following this, apply the DriveUp patch only if your drive requires it. If the drive doesn't need the patch to be recognized, leave the patch off because it doesn't do anything else.

 

If something breaks Windows along this path, we'll have a much better idea of where it's breaking. I can't give you much more advice at this point because you haven't told me which Windows you're running, or what the drive IDs are for your old and new drives.

 

Please come back and tell us how you get on.

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Hi, Brendon.

I am running Windows XP Home Edition. Ok, I did everything you suggested and more and in order you gave me in your message to me. After every procedure, I established a Restore Point and discovered that Windows XP will not open normally (keeps looping throught the Spash Page) after the ECDC CD V5 is installed and eventually restarted. I initially thought it was after the 1st upgrade but as I worked backward to determine which restore point would open up normally I found out the problem again is after ECDC disc is installed, run and then restarting my computer. Do you or anyone else have any suggestions and remedies on how to correct this and for me to be able to run ECDC Version 5 with success again. Thanks in advance. Steve

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The trick with XP SP2 is to install ECD 5 but NOT to reboot after it. Do the updates - all of them and only then do the reboot

 

Unfortunately, even then - no guarantees (ECD5 is officially 'not supported' with XP SP2)

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The trick with XP SP2 is to install ECD 5 but NOT to reboot after it. Do the updates - all of them and only then do the reboot

That's pretty much what I already said, Daithi, but thank you for endorsing it. :)

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Oh I knew that Brendon - just this bit in the second post made me wonder whether the OP actually did that

 

"...I found out the problem again is after ECDC disc is installed, run and then restarting my computer. .."

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I'm discussing that with him in PMs. Steve is new to all this. Thanks anyway though.

 

Regards,

Brendon

Hi, Brendon. Yes I followed your instructions implicitly and only rebooted when you instructed and I set a Restorage Point in Windows XP at each step. After the Version 5 disc was installed and run and then running the 1st upgrade and then rebooting, that is when the computer would not get past the splash screen and eventually indicated that XP could not open properly. I retraced backward thru each restoration point and discovered that XP would not open properly after the Version 5 disc was installed and run. It would open properly thru the Restoration Point that was set when all Roxio programs were uninstalled and Roxizap was installed and run. You are right in your comments to others-posting messages thru Roxio is new to me. I never thought I would have to use the board as Version 5 worked so well in the past with XP and SP2. Again my mistake was installing a DVD burner, uninstalling ECDC5 and then installing Easy Media Creator Version 9 which I disliked. I began having all the above mentioned problems when I attempted to get ECDC5 operational again. Thanks for all your's and everyone else's assistance.

Steve(QUOTE)

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  • 1 month later...

I know this all kind of stinks with SP2 and all. I've had ECDC5 running for years on WinXP/SP1. I built a new machine last week, with a slipstreamed WinXP/SP2 disk, and wanted to keep ECDC5 because it was simple and did what I wanted in a snap. The guys are right, you CANNOT reboot the computer untill the initial ECDC5 is installed and all the updates are loaded, then reboot. Actually I went a little backwards on this install, but it worked and the principle remains the same.

 

!) Install ECDC5 basic program. Do not reboot.

2) Installed the "driveup5.3.5v".exe drive update. Do not reboot.

3) Installed the "ecdc_v5.3.5.10_plt_enu.exe" program update.

 

Then rebooted the computer. Started up ECDC5, put in a music disk, clicked on the "name track" option, loaded the files, clicked on "burn" - ECDC5 went through the audio extraction test, and burned the disk.

 

If you mess up the install, or it doesn't work right, uninstall using windows add/remove program, run RoxiZap, reboot and start all over.

 

WinXP-Pro/SP2 - started with a pretty fresh install. But, I did try the add/remove-RoxiZap just to see and it all worked fine with a fairly new LG DVD/CD (20x) DVD burner and Sony DVD/ROM-DDU 1615 on an AMD AM2 platform

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