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Getting Roxio To Remember Specified Cd Drive


MisterM

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I am running Windows XP and have nearly identical systems at home and work...

 

At home, I have two DVD drives, "P" and "R". When I launch Roxio 10 and open the program, the default drive is set to "R", which is what I want.

 

At work, I also have two drives, "P" and "R". When I launch Roxio 10 the default drive is set to the first drive, "P", but I want it to go to "R" like at work.

 

I have tried changing the drives in preferences, but when I try and change to another drive it will not remember that drive when I next open the program. Even when burning different CD projects, the program will revert back to the default drive everytime I open a new project.

 

How do I permanently set the default drive to the one that I want?

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Which program in EMC 10 are you using? There are a large number of programs in the suite, and the Roxio ones are different from the Sonic ones.

 

If all else fails, you could use XP's disk management, and reassign the drive letters to the two drives.

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Which program in EMC 10 are you using? There are a large number of programs in the suite, and the Roxio ones are different from the Sonic ones.

 

If all else fails, you could use XP's disk management, and reassign the drive letters to the two drives.

I am using Easy Audio CD...

 

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Could it be that on the second PC drives P and R are exchanged in comparison with the first PC, i.e which is master, which is slave? I think Roxio selects the master drive by default, when two drives are on the same controller. You could check that in device manager. If so, as Brendon suggested, rename the drives on the second PC (e.g. change P to Q, R to P then Q to R). You

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Could it be that on the second PC drives P and R are exchanged in comparison with the first PC, i.e which is master, which is slave? I think Roxio selects the master drive by default, when two drives are on the same controller. You could check that in device manager. If so, as Brendon suggested, rename the drives on the second PC (e.g. change P to Q, R to P then Q to R). You

 

Roxio does default to the master drive.

 

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Roxio does default to the master drive.

Both of my DVD drives are Sata, one attached to the MB and one via a separate card. I tried switching the cables, but no matter what I do Roxio defaults to the same drive, the one that I don't want it to default to.

 

What I am trying to do is set the top drive in my computer as the "source" drive (i.e. drive "P" for "player), and the bottom drive as the record drive (drive "R"). The drive I have for "R" is the better drive, so it's not a matter of just changing drives around.

 

I may try and unhook the top drive, reboot so that Roxio has only the one drive to choose from. Then I'll shut down, hook up drive two and see if Roxio will remember the first drive. I just don't understand why the Roxio program does not allow one to set a default drive.

 

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Have you tried switching the SATA connectors on the drives?

 

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Yep, tried that but Roxio still defaulted to the same "P" drive. So I decided to unhook the drive that Roxio was defaulting to, rebooted, and then reinstalled the Roxio suite. Rebooted again with just the "R" drive hooked up, and Roxio came up as expected defaulting to the "R" drive. I then shut down, hooked up drive "P", rebooted and viola!! Drive "R" is now my default drive.

 

I might add that is wasn't just a matter of having to hassle with changing the drive at the bottom of the Roxio burn windows, I also had to always go into "options" and select the correct drive there as well. And not just for every session that Roxio was open, but for every different burning job as when a new job is selected the drives go back to the default. I still can't believe that the programmers did not allow any drive to be selcted as the default drive. But this is the same team that also left out the option to be able to burn multiple discs as well as a lot of other baffling omissions and quirks.

 

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions, it got me on the right track to solve a "problem" that has been bothering me for a long time. I burn a lot of different CD projects throughout the day and this really became a nuisance.

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