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cdr4_xp.sys Startup Errors


Brian Spolarich

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I'm creating a new standard XP image for the Dell Latitude D430. It comes with an external USB CD/DVD drive, and Dell OEMs Roxio 9.0 "DE" as the CD burning tool.

 

My custom image isn't that custom -- and I used the D630 image to create this one, and then applied the required system software drivers, chipset drivers, and video driver. Everything else came along just fine (i.e. no unhappy devices in Device Manager).

 

However I notice on boot that the device driver "cdr4_xp.sys" doesn't start successfully ("The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: Cdr4_xp").

 

I tried disabling it, but that caused a bunch of other cdrom-related drivers to fail. I tried uninstalling Roxio and reinstalling. Same result. I tried updating it, but the updater from the roxio site says it is up to date.

 

As far as I can tell Roxio and the CD drive are working fine. I can read disks, I can burn data to a CD-R, and Drag-to-Disc behaves after I enabled it for the drive in question.

 

According to my searches cdr4_xp.sys is a Roxio driver.

 

I like to have my base images start cleanly before I approve them, so I'd like to try and fix this, even if there are no functional symptoms of a problem.

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I'm creating a new standard XP image for the Dell Latitude D430. It comes with an external USB CD/DVD drive, and Dell OEMs Roxio 9.0 "DE" as the CD burning tool.

 

My custom image isn't that custom -- and I used the D630 image to create this one, and then applied the required system software drivers, chipset drivers, and video driver. Everything else came along just fine (i.e. no unhappy devices in Device Manager).

 

However I notice on boot that the device driver "cdr4_xp.sys" doesn't start successfully ("The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: Cdr4_xp").

 

I tried disabling it, but that caused a bunch of other cdrom-related drivers to fail. I tried uninstalling Roxio and reinstalling. Same result. I tried updating it, but the updater from the roxio site says it is up to date.

 

As far as I can tell Roxio and the CD drive are working fine. I can read disks, I can burn data to a CD-R, and Drag-to-Disc behaves after I enabled it for the drive in question.

 

According to my searches cdr4_xp.sys is a Roxio driver.

 

I like to have my base images start cleanly before I approve them, so I'd like to try and fix this, even if there are no functional symptoms of a problem.

 

Did you try the update listed here?:

 

http://www.roxio.com/enu/support/mserr/cdr4_7.html

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Yes. When I run the installation utility it says "Your current version of Cdr4 drivers are up to date!".

I don't understand why no one continues this forum, and actually posts a REAL fix!

Every place I have looked forums stop at "Your current version of Cdr4 drivers are up to date".

It seems that there are way to many people that are having this problem,

especially since CD and DVD burners are becoming more and more popular.

 

If you can't tell, I too am having this problem. I JUST installed my new DVD burner, or should I say, I 'tried' to install it.

My burner is being seen but will not burn.

I am now getting this error:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: Cdr4_xp

If I un-install (unplug) this external unit and reboot, the error goes away.

I originally had the Easy CD 5 Plat. with the XP updates, and NEVER had a problem

till now. I un-installed it like my instructions advised and was left with the boot error.

I tried to re-install EasyCD5 plat + updates and it didn't make any difference :(

 

I have spent 2 days now trying to find a complete answer to this nagging problem.

Can anyone supply one please?

TIA!

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I don't understand why no one continues this forum, and actually posts a REAL fix!

Every place I have looked forums stop at "Your current version of Cdr4 drivers are up to date".

It seems that there are way to many people that are having this problem,

especially since CD and DVD burners are becoming more and more popular.

 

You and Brian are the only two posts that I have seen with the problem in EMC 9. There are more in ancient versions of the software, before EMC 7, but none for newer versions.

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