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Windows install runs every time I use Roxio

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First time I installed Easy Media Creator 9, it wreaked so much havoc on my system that I was forced to do a clean install of XP. Oh well, those of us who are long time users of Microsoft operating systems are pretty calloused about having to do that every 18 months or so.

 

So now I have a fresh XP installation. EMC 9 now works, mostly (MyDVD crashes far too frequently - the first time another program has made me think that Pinnacle has a good product!). The one annoyance that won't go away is that Windows Installer runs every time I start up many of the EMC 9 products. The main Home app, MyDVD, VideoWave - there may be others, I haven't done an exhaustive list. I get the dialog title "Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 Suite" with the message "Please wait while Windows configures Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 Suite".

 

Windows installer then tells me that I have to reboot to complete the configuration changes. If I reboot, the same thing happens next time I run the tool. If instead I tell the installation that I will reboot later (and I have to cancel three of these dialogs every time I use any Roxio tool), then I can use the tool, and everything seems fine. Until the next time I open a Roxio program, and play the game over again.

 

So what information is not getting written to or removed from the registry to inform Roxio that it is properly configured?

 

I've been using EMC from version 5, and so far, for all the headache I've gone through to get this program working, this is the first version that I regret having purchased.

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First time I installed Easy Media Creator 9, it wreaked so much havoc on my system that I was forced to do a clean install of XP. Oh well, those of us who are long time users of Microsoft operating systems are pretty calloused about having to do that every 18 months or so.

 

So now I have a fresh XP installation. EMC 9 now works, mostly (MyDVD crashes far too frequently - the first time another program has made me think that Pinnacle has a good product!). The one annoyance that won't go away is that Windows Installer runs every time I start up many of the EMC 9 products. The main Home app, MyDVD, VideoWave - there may be others, I haven't done an exhaustive list. I get the dialog title "Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 Suite" with the message "Please wait while Windows configures Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 Suite".

 

Windows installer then tells me that I have to reboot to complete the configuration changes. If I reboot, the same thing happens next time I run the tool. If instead I tell the installation that I will reboot later (and I have to cancel three of these dialogs every time I use any Roxio tool), then I can use the tool, and everything seems fine. Until the next time I open a Roxio program, and play the game over again.

 

So what information is not getting written to or removed from the registry to inform Roxio that it is properly configured?

 

 

I've been using EMC from version 5, and so far, for all the headache I've gone through to get this program working, this is the first version that I regret having purchased.

 

Tun off your antivirus program when installing. List your system specs, similar to how I have mine listed in my signature.

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Did you try a repair installation from add/remove programs to see if that would help (also post your system specs for us - CPU speed, graphics and system RAM)

 

18 months??? You're lucky - I usually get 6 - 8 months before XP goes flaky :lol:

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