|Date: ||Wed, 4 Feb 2004 12:08:36 -0600|
|Reply-To: ||Toby Dunn <tdunn@OAKHILLTECH.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Toby Dunn <tdunn@OAKHILLTECH.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: Warning for Those Thinking of Roxio's Easy CD & DVD Creator 6|
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Another problem I have found is that Roxio's direct cd burn (aka the windows
explorer drag and drop) does not close out the cd. I had a guy give me a cd
that he burned with Roxio. When I received it I couldn't find any data on
the cd. A little later after some careful digging and lots of questions he
used the direct cd burn option rather than data cd project. Thus, it failed
to close the cd and since I wasn't using a cd burner to look at his cd all I
saw was a blank cd.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Charles
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 11:23 AM
Subject: Warning for Those Thinking of Roxio's Easy CD & DVD Creator 6
Sorry about posting this topic on Roxio's Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 product
but I thought it was worth mentioning because of the damage it did to my
brand new Dell XPS system, and do not want anyone else innocently
experiencing the same problem.
I needed to buy a new system - so I chose Dell but their support is a far
cry from what it was 4 years ago - Technical Support people are from India,
and I have found it hard to reach anyone without waiting for periods
exceeding 50 to 60 minutes. But this is another story.
In any case, I had Easy CD Creator 4.0 on my old system and liked it for
dragging files to the CD for backups or making whatever I needed.
I tried to install this on my new PC but found out it was not compatiable
with Windows XP so I figured I would purchase the latest and greatest
I also have 2 hard drives with a couple of removeable drives, too. And I
partitioned both hard drives for personal reasons. I suspect the
partitioning or the removeable drives may be part of this Roxio situation.
In any case, installing Roxio Easy CD & DVD Creator 6.0 RAISED HELL with my
hardware configuration. It re-assigned my hard drives and partitions with
new drive letter assignments - thus making much of my installed software
I was not exactly sure what had happened when it did. I thought it was
just that Roxio re-assigned the removeable drives but it also did
partitions on both drives as well (except for my C drive).
In addition, I knew nothing about System Restore Feature within Windows XP
(a big mistake not to know about it, also did not have a restore recovery
point created - another big mistake). So, I was not able to do a "GOBACK
or RESTORE" with the software I currently had on my new system.
In any case, it will take me a few days to get things back the way they
Just thought you all might be interested in this nasty behavior in case you
are thinking of ever installing it on your systems.
BTW, I tried technical support at Roxio - no replies - it has been 4 days.
And Dell support wasn't much better either.
Sorry to interrupt - just letting off some steam.
I also made a lemon page on this particular problem so potential customers
might see it first in hopes of them not getting burned -