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Roxio Not Too Fond Of A, B Or C?


radamanthys

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Hi!

 

Might have been covered here, might have not. I didn't find the answer here before, I came across it by trial and error myself, so it might help someone with a simmilar problem as it drove me to reinstalling my os, which turned out to totally unnecesary as the whole thing was just roxio bug.

I use Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 suite which came bundled with my hp desktop pc.

It was a two-stage problem:

- first, one day the suite recognized all drives as C:, meaning all of them were labeled C in roxio even though nothing changed within windows (so I had hdd, dvd burner and virtual drive, all labelled C), interestingly enough at that time it was possible to burn a dvd, but it took some time, as roxio wouldn't report any details on the blank disc; tried uninstalling, having a clean install, updating px engine and all that in whatever order you wish. I decided roxio was messed up from me trying to make my drives work in ahci mode and then switching back to ide, so...

- after having a clean install of Vista, customizing it to my liking I fire up roxio and... it sees a drive, but without a letter, when I pop in a blank dics nothing happens and it says... no disc.

 

Don't remember how but then it hit me... I liked my optical drives labelled A: and B: and, yep, you guessed it, after labelling them ANYTHING BUT A or B roxio had no problem recognizing the drives. Now is that a tricky little bug or what?

 

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I think you've just found out it's not safe to assume anything.

 

Touche! However, I still assume the airbags will pop out the second I need them... Maybe not really "safe" to assume that, but makes the trip from A to B bearable!

 

Back to the topic - I still think it's a sort of legacy thing that is no longer relevant, but as much as it hurts, I'll say it: my bad. Thanks for your input, guys.

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You're welcome, and it's interesting to have philosophical discussions about the value or meaning of A: and B: too, as long as you realize we're not the movers and shakers who make those decisions but only the fellow users who are trying to help others with difficulties. :)

 

Cheers,

Brendon

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Touche! However, I still assume the airbags will pop out the second I need them... Maybe not really "safe" to assume that, but makes the trip from A to B bearable!

 

Back to the topic - I still think it's a sort of legacy thing that is no longer relevant, but as much as it hurts, I'll say it: my bad. Thanks for your input, guys.

 

You're welcome.

 

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You are the first person, who I have seen post anywhere, that they changed their optical drive letters, to those that are normally dedicated to floppy drives. I would call that a user error, before I would blame a stripped down OEM version, of any software. :blink::blink::blink::blink:

 

Well, you may be right. Still, as long as those letters are availible to be chosen I'd say they are as good as any. It's been several years since I had a 1,44 installed, not to mention 5,25 (or whatever) in any of my machines. I think it's pretty safe to assume the A and B letters are no longer what they used to be.

On top of that, I don't think the choice of a drive letter should influence my recording software functionality in ANY way.

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Well, you may be right. Still, as long as those letters are availible to be chosen I'd say they are as good as any. It's been several years since I had a 1,44 installed, not to mention 5,25 (or whatever) in any of my machines. I think it's pretty safe to assume the A and B letters are no longer what they used to be.

On top of that, I don't think the choice of a drive letter should influence my recording software functionality in ANY way.

 

It evidentially did.

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I think it's pretty safe to assume the A and B letters are no longer what they used to be.

 

I think you've just found out it's not safe to assume anything.

 

A and B as drive letters are still reserved for floppy drives in most modern Operating Systems

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Hi!

 

Might have been covered here, might have not. I didn't find the answer here before, I came across it by trial and error myself, so it might help someone with a simmilar problem as it drove me to reinstalling my os, which turned out to totally unnecesary as the whole thing was just roxio bug.

I use Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 suite which came bundled with my hp desktop pc.

It was a two-stage problem:

- first, one day the suite recognized all drives as C:, meaning all of them were labeled C in roxio even though nothing changed within windows (so I had hdd, dvd burner and virtual drive, all labelled C), interestingly enough at that time it was possible to burn a dvd, but it took some time, as roxio wouldn't report any details on the blank disc; tried uninstalling, having a clean install, updating px engine and all that in whatever order you wish. I decided roxio was messed up from me trying to make my drives work in ahci mode and then switching back to ide, so...

- after having a clean install of Vista, customizing it to my liking I fire up roxio and... it sees a drive, but without a letter, when I pop in a blank dics nothing happens and it says... no disc.

 

Don't remember how but then it hit me... I liked my optical drives labelled A: and B: and, yep, you guessed it, after labelling them ANYTHING BUT A or B roxio had no problem recognizing the drives. Now is that a tricky little bug or what?

 

--

Rad

 

You are the first person, who I have seen post anywhere, that they changed their optical drive letters, to those that are normally dedicated to floppy drives. I would call that a user error, before I would blame a stripped down OEM version, of any software. :blink::blink::blink::blink:

 

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