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Can you make "DO NOT START DRAG TO DISK" actually work?


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Why when I check "DO NOT CLUTTER UP MY DESKTOP OR WASTE MY STARTUP TIME WITH THIS PROGRAM" does it continue to want to start up?

 

I want drag to disk to GO AWAY unless I have a WRITEABLE DISK in my drive. This is stupid.

 

I'm aware of nuking this stupid program from orbit using msconfig BUT I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DO THAT IF THE OPTION TO DISABLE THE PROGRAM ON STARTUP ACTUALLY WORKED.

 

GO AWAY. GO AWAY. JUST GO AWAY!

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GRRRRR!

I have to admit that I agree with you. I just reinstall XP onto my Dell Inspiron 1501 notebook and when I installed EMC 9 DE, it evidently kicked my proc useage to 50% and kept it there. I was wondering whey she was running warm ! Anyway, unchecked the RoxWatchTray thing and it's a lot better. I'd still like to know if any of the following serve any function outside the Media Manager utility.

 

Startup

 

DMXLaunchaer

RoxWatrchTray9

 

Services

 

Roxio UPnP Renderer 9

Roxio Upnp Server 9

RoxMediaDB9

Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 9

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swingbozo: When you uninstalled D2D it becomes moot as to what is in msconfig or registry. Nothing can start a program that is no longer on the PC.

 

When a program is compiled to make an installation disc, nobody is writing to registry keys or msconfig. All those things you are complaining about are created by the MS Installer program and the Operating System. Likewise, that is what does the uninstall and leaves all of these things behind. Take it up with MS.

 

I do have a question though about your opening post???

 

Why when I check "DO NOT CLUTTER UP MY DESKTOP OR WASTE MY STARTUP TIME WITH THIS PROGRAM" does it continue to want to start up?

Since there is absolutely no such setting, button, checkbox, etc. anywhere in Roxio, what on earth are you referring to?

 

Your next statement indicates you have no idea how programs operate:

 

I want drag to disk to GO AWAY unless I have a WRITEABLE DISK in my drive. This is stupid.

D2D is a packet writer. Like all packet writers they have to intercept and interpret commands to the optical drives. In order to do this, the program must be running!

 

Blaze: All of which has absolutely nothing to do with this thread…

 

The thread is about D2D, not your unrelated observations. (I have them turned off in my system too, but after a time when everything is catalogued, the usage will drop to near zero.)

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To keep Drag to Disk from popping up, all you need to do is R click the tray icon and select the option box to keep it from opening on system start AS WELL as un-checking the drag to disk item in msconfig. I've used several programs that behave like this over the years, but once those two steps are done the problem is solved.

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Why when I check "DO NOT CLUTTER UP MY DESKTOP OR WASTE MY STARTUP TIME WITH THIS PROGRAM" does it continue to want to start up?

 

I want drag to disk to GO AWAY unless I have a WRITEABLE DISK in my drive. This is stupid.

 

I'm aware of nuking this stupid program from orbit using msconfig BUT I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DO THAT IF THE OPTION TO DISABLE THE PROGRAM ON STARTUP ACTUALLY WORKED.

 

GO AWAY. GO AWAY. JUST GO AWAY!

You can remove Drag to Disc from the Control panel. If it's not listed as a separate program, just do a modify repair and uninstall it.

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You can remove Drag to Disc from the Control panel. If it's not listed as a separate program, just do a modify repair and uninstall it.

 

The install placed two entries according to msconfig. I uninstalled it via "add remove programs" and msconfig still listed one entry. I opened up regedit and nuked every key that had drgtodsk in it. Reboot. Finally gone.

 

Why do companies insist to place their whaaayy keewl stuff in system startup so I have no control over whether it goes out and checks the website for a new version, picks it's nose, goes and verifies this and that on every single logon? If I want for it to check new version I will say, "go look for a new version." If I want it to go away from my startup I want to check "go away from my startup" and have it actually do that.

 

No, instead I have to either fire up msconfig and manually edit the startup sequence, go into the registry and muck about, etc, etc. It's no wonder people's systems become unstable when they can't go into the program files startup group and drag the stupid startup into the trash.

 

Now that I'm looking around there's a handful of other stuff roxio is cramming into startup. DMXLauncher? No thank you. GO AWAY. Where's the option for this? RoxWatchTray9? No thank you. GO AWAY. Where's the option for this? I want a program to burn cd's and dvd's. I don't want a "totally rad media experience dewd." I geuss I need to uninstall and custom install to get rid of all of this silly nonsense that came along with this program. I geuss I should have bought the stripped down model instead of the riced up one.

 

This is a brand new clean install on a brand new hard drive and I've already had to fanny about with system setups because the very first program I installed was roxio.

 

GRRRRR!

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