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Hello everyone,

I've always used Roxioburn (since 2010) to burn regular computer files to DVD for storage/archiving, but then my laptop's internal DVD burner died (E: drive), so I now have an external DVD drive (F:Drive). When Roxio starts now it asks for a disc in E drive and will not launch without one. How can I reset the program to look for the new F:Drive instead?

thanks

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Gidday Mate,

 

Try this:

[1] Run Roxio Burn and click the Menu button - the down-arrow where the hand is in this screen-shot.

 

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[2] Click the Options button and an options box like this should show with the connected drives. This is what I got a couple of minutes agon in my Creator 2010. If the new drive doesn't show, put a disc in it, reboot the machine, and try again. If the dead internal drive is still connected and showing, disconnect it first.

 

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[3] You should now check the box for the drive you want, and uncheck any you don't want. Click OK and you should be ready to go.

 

 

If your dead drive is still connected and taking up a drive letter for no good reason, you can disconnect it and change the new drive to F: if you want.

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

[hope you're not in one of the too-hot parts of your country]

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Brendon,

Thanks for the detailed reply. Because the program first asks for a disc the down-arrow doesn't work.

When I cancel the dialogue window Roxio closes again before it ever opens

I need somehow to stop the program asking for a disc in E:drive before the progam starts.

Bushfires got to < 1km from us, so we were ok.

thanks for the concern!

D

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Hi D,

 

Glad to hear you didn't get burned. Hope you're not getting cooked in the heatwave.

 

Have you tried going to Tools and configuring Burn from there?

 

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Regards,

Brendon

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Hi Brendon,

Thanks for trying again, but I can't use anything like tools within the program until I can get the program to start.

It's not a paid (Pro?) version. When you double-click its icon to start it, it asks for a disc before starting, as shown above.

It used to launch automatically when a disc was inserted into drive E, but does not do that for drive F.

D

 

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Ooooookaaaay! [i think]

 

[1] I thought you were using Roxio Burn in Creator 2010 because of the forum you've posted in. Are you actually using something else, such as a stand-alone version of Roxio Burn?

 

[2] Is there still a drive in the E: position? You said the burner died, is it still in the machine? If it's still there as a reader or something, does it need to be called E:??

 

[3] How about we reassign the drive letter(s) so that your new drive becomes E: and the old drive [if needed] becomes F: ? That could solve the problem, are you game to try it?

-if so, which Operating System are you using?

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Hi again,

Yes probably a stand alone.

I tried reassigning the drive letter. Instead of going to

the new E (formerly F) it then asked me to put a disk in

drive C, which is on the HD where the operating system is -

ie. it's not a DVD drive at all ...

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I'm a bit hampered here through lack of info.

 

Do you have Roxio Burn installed without Roxio Creator or any other Roxio programs?

Do you have an installer disc/file so you can reinstall it?

Do you still have the 'dead' DVD drive connected in the laptop, and does Windows give it a drive letter?

Which version of Windows are you using?

Did you reassign the drive letter with Windows > Manage > Disk Management, or some other way?

 

Finally, because I'm burrowing deep trying to work out how Roxio Burn keeps track of which drive it's pointing at, could you run REGEDIT and give me a screenshot of this key please?

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Roxio\Roxio Burn

 

Here's my key for Burn version 1.x in Vista. When my drive is disabled that zero shows in the BoundDrivers value, but when it's enabled for Roxio Burn the value shows all ones.

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Does yours change when you reassign the drive letters?

 

Regards,

Brendon

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