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October 21, 2001 3:01:18 AM

I have the following configuration:

Epox K7A+ Motherboard
Athlon 1.33GHz
Eagle3D nVidia MX400 32MB
Sony 52 CD-ROM
Iomega CD-RW 16x10x40x

Whenever I try to drag and drop files onto a blank CD using DirectCD the system hangs. There is no problem when I copy files using Easy CD creator 4 though.

Also, there are a few occasions when I get this message on the Easy CD Creator 4 when I select CD Information : Bad Medium....
I have to reinstall the whole Easy CD Creator 4 to be able to record CDs again! Help!!!

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October 21, 2001 1:11:02 PM

If it was me, I'd yank Easy CD Creator out of that system, and install Nero. (If Nero can run with that device.) DirectCD is slower than Christmas in February.

If you absolutely <i>must</i> continue using the program, you might want to upgrade your version of DirectCD, and check to see if your ASPI layer is corrupted.

<A HREF="http://www.roxio.com/en/support/dcdwin/dcdwinupdates.jh..." target="_new">http://www.roxio.com/en/support/dcdwin/dcdwinupdates.jh...;/A>

ASPI Layer:

"If you are getting ASPI errors with your Adaptec CD-R software:

First, make sure that you have only one copy of the ASPI files on your system, and that they are in the right place:

1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Select Tools | Find | Files or Folders.

Search your entire system for the following 4 files:

Windows 95/98
winaspi.dll.............windows\system
wnaspi32.dll............windows\system
aspienum.vxd............windows\system
apix.vxd................windows\system\iosubsys

Windows NT
winaspi.dll.............windows\system
wnaspi32.dll............windows\system32
aspi32.sys..............windows\system32\drivers
wowpost.exe.............windows\system

3. If there are extras, rename them.
4. Reboot the system, run the program.

If the ASPI error continues:

Check the file versions and sizes by pulling up the properties of each file. All 4 must have the same version, and none can be 0 bytes.

If any are different versions or 0 bytes:

Rename and delete all the files on the system.
Do not reboot. On the CD Creator CD go to Disk 1.
Execute the aspiinst.exe file. to re-install the ASPI layer. Reboot the system, run aspi32.exe to update."

You could also patch the version you are running, or upgrade to Creator 5.

<A HREF="http://www.roxio.com/en/support/ecdc/ecdcupdates.jhtml" target="_new">http://www.roxio.com/en/support/ecdc/ecdcupdates.jhtml&...;/A>

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October 21, 2001 4:09:52 PM

Direct CD requires cdrw's to be formatted prior to use did you do this ?? Just a thought ( I agree however, ditch it it sux for the most part)

Lagger

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Anonymous
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October 22, 2001 4:25:43 AM

Yup. I formatted the cd-r with directcd. and because of that, i wasted lots of cds because the system freezed while copying. Btw, can anyone recommend good cd-rw software?

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October 22, 2001 2:44:05 PM

I hope you meant you formatted cdrw's not cd-r's..in any case if you formatted rw's you can do a full erase including the formatting with Clonecd software available for ex at www.cdr-info.com and still be able to use them

Lagger

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