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I am using EMC9 and dragging various video and photos files to a disk. Although I have attempted to close the disk for use on other computers w/o D2D, the drive runs for 3-5 minutes and then gives an error saying the disk could not be prepared. I have tried the bo_hotfix, but not sure if it is really installing (must the program be running to install)

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I am using EMC9 and dragging various video and photos files to a disk. Although I have attempted to close the disk for use on other computers w/o D2D, the drive runs for 3-5 minutes and then gives an error saying the disk could not be prepared. I have tried the bo_hotfix, but not sure if it is really installing (must the program be running to install)

I don't have a solution using D2D since it no longer runs on Windows 2000. The best I can offer is that instead of using D2D, you use Creator Classic to write your discs. As long as you uncheck the "Read Only" checkbox, the disc will be left opened and you can continue adding more sessions until the disc is full. A multi-session disc written this way will be readable in pretty much any drive on any computer you can find. Many people have also experienced a distinct loss of data when an error occurs during a D2D write operation, leaving the disc completely inaccessible without using some special recover applications. Packet writing, the method D2D uses to write to disc, is considered the least reliable form of optical disc writing.

 

Hope that helps!

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That is a known issue however I have yet to run into any situation where the D2D disc actually needs to be closed… Other tips and tidbits about D2D are located, here.

 

Dave has the best advice since packet writers have proven to be the least reliable form of burning ever devised.

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