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May 23, 2003 10:50:31 PM

I am using WinXP Pro with Easy CD Creator 5.3 and Direct CD installed. Anyway, the computer crashes when I copy files to a CD-R or CD-RW and I have to reboot. Does anyone know what might be causing this? I have tried using several different brands of CD-Rs on the hunch that I might have gotten a bad batch. Also, Windows says that the drive is working properly under Device Manager.

If anyone can help me solve this problem it would be much appreciated. Thanks

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May 23, 2003 11:23:46 PM

Have you tried updating roxio. One other thing, do you download the hot fixes for Win XP. You could have downloaded a hot fix that is incompatable with Roxio. One other thing post your system specs, that could help narrow down the problem

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May 23, 2003 11:43:47 PM

I am using the latest updates from the Roxio website. I am using SP1 with all of the applicable hotfixes from the Windows Update site. Here are my system specs.

Athlon (Thunderbird) 1400MHz
Gigabyte GA-7DX Motherboard
768MB PC2100 DDR RAM
Nvidia GeForce3
IBM 60GB Hard Drive
NEC 16x/48x DVD drive
NEC 12x-10x-32x CD-RW
WinXP Pro SP1

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May 24, 2003 12:36:52 AM

Was it working fine before and then it just quit. If that is the case, I say it is probably a Win XP hot fix update. Especially if you update Win XP on a regular basis.

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May 24, 2003 3:46:27 AM

Try disabling the Imapi CD-Burning COM Service, or setting it to manual, and see if that helps. Start\Settings\Control Panel\Administrative Tools\Component Services\Services (Local).

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May 26, 2003 11:05:24 PM

I tried that and it still doesn't work. I checked Event Viewer and there are quite a few Service and Win Management errors. At this point I think I'm going to just do a clean re-install and see if that helps.

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May 27, 2003 5:02:54 PM

I don't remenber what version of Easy CD creator, but one had problem with XP, there was a version specific for XP.

Personnaly i would recommend you try Nero Burning Rom. Get the demo and try to burn. If it doesn't crash, it's Easy CD the problem
May 27, 2003 5:35:56 PM

ditch Roxio. It sucks. Get Nero.

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May 27, 2003 7:04:17 PM

Or upgrade to version 6... a lot of improvements over v5.x and it burns CDs just about as fast as Nero.

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