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Easy Write Reader: Deja Vu All Over Again!


kaikow

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I purchased an HP notebook on 31 May 2008.

OS is Vista Premium.

 

Today, I tried using DVD drive for first time.

Drive will not record CD-RW, but is supposed to be able to read them.

 

Created a CD-R and a CD-RW on another system.

 

No problem reading the CD-R in the DVD drive.

Using DVD-R media, was able to write on the DVD via Windows.

 

When I try to read the CD-RW, Roxio pops up and asks to install some Easy Write critter.

After doing so, when I try to see the files on the drive, all I see is the UUReader stuff, not the actual files.

 

This is essentially the same issue I saw back with Win 98 and Easy Creator 5.

 

How do I see the files on the CD-RW?

 

The software is the pre-installed Roxio Creator.

Do not know the version.

I'm creating Recovery DVDs now so I do not want to check the version until after the recovery DVDs have been created.

 

I thought that Vista had built-in software for reading UDF???

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I purchased an HP notebook on 31 May 2008.

OS is Vista Premium.

 

Today, I tried using DVD drive for first time.

Drive will not record CD-RW, but is supposed to be able to read them.

 

Created a CD-R and a CD-RW on another system.

 

No problem reading the CD-R in the DVD drive.

Using DVD-R media, was able to write on the DVD via Windows.

 

When I try to read the CD-RW, Roxio pops up and asks to install some Easy Write critter.

After doing so, when I try to see the files on the drive, all I see is the UUReader stuff, not the actual files.

 

This is essentially the same issue I saw back with Win 98 and Easy Creator 5.

 

How do I see the files on the CD-RW?

 

The software is the pre-installed Roxio Creator.

Do not know the version.

I'm creating Recovery DVDs now so I do not want to check the version until after the recovery DVDs have been created.

 

I thought that Vista had built-in software for reading UDF???

 

 

Check with HP as it is their OEM software (it came pre-installed).

 

OEM versions are usually trimmed down versions of Roxio's full version.

 

 

 

 

 

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Today, I tried using DVD drive for first time.

Drive will not record CD-RW, but is supposed to be able to read them.

That's a very strange drive. What's its Drive ID?? [look in Windows Device Manager, DVD/CD drives]

When I try to read the CD-RW, Roxio pops up and asks to install some Easy Write critter.

After doing so, when I try to see the files on the drive, all I see is the UUReader stuff, not the actual files.

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I thought that Vista had built-in software for reading UDF???

Vista has software for reading UDF, however if your system is asking for an EasyWrite reader you must have written the disc on ther 'other system' in Mt.Rainier format, which is a whole 'nother different thing and can only be written by a very few writers.

 

Please see this (click) and similar articles about Mr.Rainier and EasyWrite.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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That's a very strange drive. What's its Drive ID?? [look in Windows Device Manager, DVD/CD drives]

 

THanx.

 

The drive is a Matsushita BD-CMB UJ-120 ATA device.

Do you mean "Hardware iD"?

If so, that's 1.0.1

 

I just got th computer on 31 May, so I'm not used to the drastically differnt Vista GUI.

 

Vista has software for reading UDF, however if your system is asking for an EasyWrite reader you must have written the disc on ther 'other system' in Mt.Rainier format, which is a whole 'nother different thing and can only be written by a very few writers.

 

I wrote it on a Windows 2000 system using EMC 7.

 

Please see this (click) and similar articles about Mr.Rainier and EasyWrite.

 

According to that article, the problem was fixed in EMC 6, and I have EMC 7.

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I don't have Vista and no one here uses packet writing enough to do the testing, but EMC 10 doesn't have any packet writer.

 

And I suspect that Vista's built in would be Write incompatible with all other versions… EMC 9 was the last version to have packet writing and it was Write incompatible with all previous version.

 

EasyWrite is strictly a Hardware issue. If you had a drive and used EW, that disc would be un-Writable in any drive that did not have EW. No software in the world would be able to change that!

 

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