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I recently built a new computer. Asus A8N5X motherboard, AMD 3200 processor, XP Pro with SP2. I installed Easy Media Creator 8, and hate it. It burns CD-Data, and CD-Audio properly, but I can't open any of my old projects created with CD Creator 5. I also can't open any of my old labels made with the Label Maker that was part of CD Creator 5.

 

I tried to install CD Creator 5 Platinum on my new computer and when I restarted, Windows wouldn't boot up. I was able to do a system restore and get it back to normal. I found the update patch, and the DVD drive patch. I was able to install CD Creator 5, and the 2 updates successully.

 

The label maker works properly. The CD burning does not. The program fully starts up, and I can open all my old projects, and create new ones, but when I burn them, it will write the Table of Contents, but after that it freezes.

 

My DVD drive is DRW-1608P2

Easy CD Creator 5.3.5.10v

driveup 5.3.5v installed

 

 

At the bottom of the CD Creator window, it does display the drive data - DRW-1608P2. Under Tools - CD Drive Properties, it dispalys both my DVD-ROM drive (E:) and the DVD-RW drive (F:) Under F:, it again shows the DRW-1608P2, Firmware Rev. 1.17, Address 3:1:0.

 

I never get any warning message popping up.

 

If anyone could offer any assistance, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Michael

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Hi Michael,

 

Sorry, but version 5 isn't supported under XP-SP2.

 

SP2 broke many things, and version 5 was one of them. You may somehow make parts of it work, but it's officially unsupported.

 

SP2 strikes again . . .

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I recently built a new computer. Asus A8N5X motherboard, AMD 3200 processor, XP Pro with SP2. I installed Easy Media Creator 8, and hate it. It burns CD-Data, and CD-Audio properly, but I can't open any of my old projects created with CD Creator 5. I also can't open any of my old labels made with the Label Maker that was part of CD Creator 5.

Unfortunately, the ability of the "next" version of ECDC to open the "previous" versions project files has never been a strong point of Adaptec's or Roxio's software. And that continues today from 7/7.5 to 8.0. Not much to be done for it.

 

ECDC 5 may work with XP-SP2, but it's not supported. Apparently it's decided it doesn't want to work for you.

 

Not much help, I realize, but that's how it is.

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Some further thoughts on ECDC5 and WinXP/sp2.

 

Roxio Easy CD Creator Platinum 5

Installation Steps

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You must be on at least version 5.1 to run under WinXP. Version 5.1 and later run just fine under WinXP/sp1. In order to run under WinXP/sp2, you may have to do a complete uninstall and reinstall AFTER applying the sp2 update. Please be advised that Roxio has said they do not support Version 5 running under WinXP/sp2. But many folks have gotten it to work successfully.

 

You may want to check under "Recorder Support" on the Roxio web site to see which version first supported your cdrw drive, if you have a newer device. You will need to use the actual drive-id string found under "properties" for your cdrw drive.

Do a complete and clean uninstall of any previous versions of Easy CD Creator.

You can do this via "Control Panel" - "Add/Remove Software".

You can also download and run "roxizap" to cleanout any remnants left behind (although this may not be necessary).

Get it here: http://tools.roxio.com/support/tools/roxizap.exe

 

Be sure no other packet writing software (such as InCD from Nero) is installed.

Download the updates for Platinum 5 from the Roxio site.

Currently, you want 4, including: 5.3.5, photo, video, & 5.3.5driveup.

Note: if you are installing the "Basic" version, you only need the "Basic" 5.3.5 update and the same driveup535 described above. You cannot apply Platinum updates to a "Basic" program installation.

Install ECDC 5 from the cd.

If you get a warning message from WinXP/sp2 that the software may cause instability problems on your system you can tell it to install anyway - but you are proceeding at your own risk, since Roxio has not ensured the software will run under all WinXP/sp2 situations.

If the install says there are no supported recorders – tell it to install anyway.

(the updates will add support for some newer drives)

DO NOT REBOOT - Once again - DO NOT REBOOT!

Run all the updates – be sure to run 5.3.5 before the 5.3.5 driveup.

Then Reboot.

 

Updating ECDC5

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Make sure you have downloaded the correct version for what you have installed.

 

You need the "Platinum" 5.3.5 update if you have the full retail version installed, or the "basic" 5.3.5 update if your installation came with your computer or burner.

 

If you are not sure what you have, try to run Soundstream, Sound Editor, or Label Creator. They only come with the Platinum version - so if you don't have these - you need the "basic" update. The Platinum 5.3.5 update will not run against a ECDC5 "basic" installation.

 

ECDC5 & WinXP

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1) Roxio does not support ECDC5 on a Windows XP with Service Pack 2 machine, there are several compatibity issues that affect a number of customers (however not all).

2) This does not mean the program will not work, it means that if it doesn't work that there is no magic patch to fix problems specific to service pack 2.

3) The majority of people who have ECDC working on their system first had a very clean installation of WindowsXP w/SP2 and preferably ALL windows updates before installing ECDC 5.

4) Many people who updated to service pack 2 while ECDC 5 was installed are having problems.

5) There may be conflicts between ECDC 5 and MediaPlayer 10 or Real Player while running XP Service Pack 2.

 

Regarding your specific error situation:

I also experienced a similar situation (burning a music cd in disc-at-once mode, and having the TOC written only immediately followed by the computer locking up, resulting in a cd that thought it had music on it - but only the TOC). In my case it had nothing whatever to do with WinXP - it happened to me on a different op system (Win2kPro, as I recall). It occurred occasionally using the stack of TDK cd-r media I was working my through at the time - and stopped happening once that media was used up. You might try some different media and see if the media you are using is somehow related to the problem. I'd suggest doing some experimental burns to some RW media to see if it still happens with different media before making more coasters.

Edited by rich86

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