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Can I disable RoxMediaDB9.exe


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John at Roxio Oct 3 2006, 02:09 PM Post #1

 

That is usually temporary for the first time it runs. It is part of Media Manager and it is indexing all of your media files (video and audio). If you feel this is a feature you do not use or want, run Media Manager and under TOOLS, turn it off.

 

Some users have had to manually turn off the service. Here are some brief directions to do so:

1) Go to Start>Run, type in services.msc and hit enter.

2) Look in the list for "Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 9" and "RoxMediaDB9".

3) Change the startup type for both services from Automatic to Manual.

4) Reboot for the setting to take effect.

 

John, The above post says to set it to manual, but can I "disable" RoxMediaDB9 in services.msc? It starts whenever I start videowave, myDVD and possibly other programs. It uses 99% of CPU, and never finishes. I am now in the habit of running task manager (and that takes a while to open!) and closing the process every time I run these programs.

 

Will any harm come from disabling RoxMediaDB9?

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Yes, I disabled RoxMediaDB9 and got error messages (C++ errors) when starting windows, and when starting Videowave. If I ignore the error box, VW appeared to run for a while, then closed itself when I tried to open files.

 

I disabled Roxio Hard Drive Watcher using services.msc and restarted windows without problems. There were also no problems running VW or MyDVD with Roxio Hard Drive Watcher disabled.

 

Gary, do you close RoxMediaDB9.exe using the windows task manager, or do you let it run?

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I tried to disable it in the Windows services so it wouldn't run at all. When I do that, Videowave/MyDVD will work. Apparently, it is required for those applications. I just let it run now. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to be in memory unless I'm using one of the apps.

 

The one app that seems to really be a resource hog is roxiowatchtray9.exe which I have disabled completely. I also do not have Media Manager installed.

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With the service set to manual, RoxMediaDB9 will be only be loaded and started when you open Videowave or My DVD (or Roxio Home). Unfortunately, it does not unload from memory when you close the apps. However, it does not use any CPU when Roxio apps aren't running.

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My current work arounds help some:

  1. I disabled Roxio Hard Drive Watcher using services.msc (run clicking Windows Start, then Run)
  2. When I run VW or MyDVD, I open the Windows Task Manager (ctrl-alt-del), choose Processes tab and select RoxMediaDB9, then click End Process
  3. When I run VW or MyDVD, I open the Windows Task Manager (ctrl-alt-del), choose Processes tab and select RoxWatchTray9, then click End Process

My next issue is cpu hogging by VCGProxyFileManager9 during editting in VW. I have seen some old posts, but is there a consensus about keeping this from slowing down editting and/or rendering?

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Actually I don't think you can stop that without effecting the output. Videowave - like many other video editor - creates secondary temp or 'proxy' files for actual editing. You start messing around too much and you will end up with non-functioning software.

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I know that on my machine, Videowave/MyDVD will not run at all with RoxMediaDB9 service disabled. Even if you close it with Task manager, it will run again when you launch Videowave or MyDVD (and perhaps some of the other apps too).

 

Yes, I disabled RoxMediaDB9 and got error messages (C++ errors) when starting windows, and when starting Videowave. If I ignore the error box, VW appeared to run for a while, then closed itself when I tried to open files.

 

I disabled Roxio Hard Drive Watcher using services.msc and restarted windows without problems. There were also no problems running VW or MyDVD with Roxio Hard Drive Watcher disabled.

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