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Roxio emulator has taken over my dvd writer


Hiker Man

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Can no longer write to dvd recorder. After writing slide shows and pictures to dvd's, and recording many songs, I can't use my recorder (e-drive) in EMC 9 OR in windows for making back-ups. In either Microsoft or EMC 9 I get a message "no disc in dirve", etc. When I click on "properties" it shows a blue disc, and the notations "0 bytes used, 0 bytes available." I am using the same discs I've used for some time with no problem. I found that there is a Roxio Emulator installed (drive G), that I didn't put there (at least not knowingly). I suspect that this is the cause of the problem, but I can't get rid of it. I can disable it, but that makes no difference to the dvd drive...it still won't work. In frustration I went through the whole routine of uninstalling EMC9, to no avail. Discussions have mentioned a disc image loader, but I don't know where that is. Any help would be appreciated, as I really have to back up some of my programs.

 

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Didn't. So that you know, am using Dell w/XP, and the writer is a Sony DRU-710A.

I don't know if this has anything to do with your problem, but from time to time I've had an issue with my burner not being able to burn, especially if I used D2D. I found that if I went to My Computer, select the drive you want, Right click and choose properties, recording tab ,and make sure the box" Enable CD recording on this device" is ticked.I don't know why it gets unticked , but it has.

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I don't know if this has anything to do with your problem, but from time to time I've had an issue with my burner not being able to burn, especially if I used D2D. I found that if I went to My Computer, select the drive you want, Right click and choose properties, recording tab ,and make sure the box" Enable CD recording on this device" is ticked.I don't know why it gets unticked , but it has.

Thanks, but I already went through that. I did recheck, however, and everything is cool.

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Can no longer write to dvd recorder. After writing slide shows and pictures to dvd's, and recording many songs, I can't use my recorder (e-drive) in EMC 9 OR in windows for making back-ups. In either Microsoft or EMC 9 I get a message "no disc in dirve", etc. When I click on "properties" it shows a blue disc, and the notations "0 bytes used, 0 bytes available." I am using the same discs I've used for some time with no problem. I found that there is a Roxio Emulator installed (drive G), that I didn't put there (at least not knowingly). I suspect that this is the cause of the problem, but I can't get rid of it. I can disable it, but that makes no difference to the dvd drive...it still won't work. In frustration I went through the whole routine of uninstalling EMC9, to no avail. Discussions have mentioned a disc image loader, but I don't know where that is. Any help would be appreciated, as I really have to back up some of my programs.

 

Hiker Man

You should be able to remove it by going into the Device Manager and removing it. I've seen sometimes that it comes back upon reboot. How did you disable it? Have you also going into Disc Image loader and removing it (or is that what you mean by disabling it)?

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You should be able to remove it by going into the Device Manager and removing it. I've seen sometimes that it comes back upon reboot. How did you disable it? Have you also going into Disc Image loader and removing it (or is that what you mean by disabling it)?

Device manager would only disable it, so it came back on re-boot. Where do I find Disc Image loader?

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No, there is no Roxio listed anywhere in the device manager. I was using the Creator9 until I uninstalled it. Now I am just trying to do a Quicken backup as I have always done, but, as mentioned before, the drive no longer recognizes the fact that there is a disc in the drive (solid blue disc, 0 bytes used, 0 bytes available). After getting rid of the Roxio, I installed the Nero that came with the Sony DVD RW dru-710A (thinking it might have some magical properties that would "freshen" up the disc), and now it won't even recognize a previously recorded disc, or even a commercially recorded disc. EEEEKKKKK.

You do realize that Quicken has no ability to write to an optical drive, nor did it ever have that ability???

 

If you did it before it was because you were using Roxio's Drag to Disc, whether you knew that fact or not.

 

Otherwise, no program has the ability to write to optical media. It takes burning software to do that.

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As noted, I uninstalled Roxio, so am unable to use their prograom to fix problem. And what is V 9?

V9 as in Easy Media Creator 9.

If you removed EMC9, I don't know if removes Disc Image Loader as well. Did you look in the Control Panel to see if it was listed in Add/Remove programs?

Do you have another program installed such as Alcohol 120% or Daemon Tools?

Take a look at the cdfreaks forum and do a search to see what they may know. I know I've read similar posts a few times but don't remember any particular resolution.

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As noted, I uninstalled Roxio, so am unable to use their prograom to fix problem. And what is V 9?

 

 

Look for this in device manager, Roxio SoftSCSI Host Adapter, and try to uninstall or disable it.

 

It's the driver for Disc Image Loader.

 

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Hiker Man,

 

is the above still listed in device manager?

 

"I still can't record on the Sony DRU-710A, though it plays just fine"

 

What software are you using to try to burn with, name and version #?

 

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No, there is no Roxio listed anywhere in the device manager. I was using the Creator9 until I uninstalled it. Now I am just trying to do a Quicken backup as I have always done, but, as mentioned before, the drive no longer recognizes the fact that there is a disc in the drive (solid blue disc, 0 bytes used, 0 bytes available). After getting rid of the Roxio, I installed the Nero that came with the Sony DVD RW dru-710A (thinking it might have some magical properties that would "freshen" up the disc), and now it won't even recognize a previously recorded disc, or even a commercially recorded disc. EEEEKKKKK.

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No, there is no Roxio listed anywhere in the device manager. I was using the Creator9 until I uninstalled it. Now I am just trying to do a Quicken backup as I have always done, but, as mentioned before, the drive no longer recognizes the fact that there is a disc in the drive (solid blue disc, 0 bytes used, 0 bytes available). After getting rid of the Roxio, I installed the Nero that came with the Sony DVD RW dru-710A (thinking it might have some magical properties that would "freshen" up the disc), and now it won't even recognize a previously recorded disc, or even a commercially recorded disc. EEEEKKKKK.

 

Why don't you install EMC 9 again, then go through the suggestions in this thread, to try to get rid of it.

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You should be able to remove it by going into the Device Manager and removing it. I've seen sometimes that it comes back upon reboot. How did you disable it? Have you also going into Disc Image loader and removing it (or is that what you mean by disabling it)?

I removed it from the device manager. I'm sure I disabled it in Disc Image, but I've been doing this so much, I can't remember where I found Disc Image loader to check on that. I went through all of this in V 7, but I was guided by Roxio live support, which I can't afford now that they are charging for the privlage for them to tell me how THEIR program messed up my recorder. I have gone through an e-mail I got from them in August on how to remove all of Roxio stuff, which worked thern, but that still hasn't helped. Bottom line, I still can't record on the Sony DRU-710A, though it plays just fine.

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