Brendan Harron -> RE: Help please! EZCD won't recognise my Mitsumi. (8/11/2002 7:26:01 AM)
Hi again LA,
Thanx for your encouragement.
I've been trying to sort out the problems but they seem to be getting worse. I've lost countless hours over the past 2 days and it's doin my head in!
Here's the whole story.
I have used EZCD 5 with my external Lacie CDRW for many happy months of trouble-free burning (mainly saving photographs and data files, with the odd audio thrown in.
Last week I decided to fit a faster CDRW and installed a Mitsumi CR485 internal drive. It's on the same ribbon cable as my hard drive and is set to slave.
I loaded the Nero software and then my troubles began! I successfully copied an audio CD to test the system and it worked but I got all these icons on my desktop. I followed your advice and made sure that the Mitsumi was the chosen recorder, but I still get a load of icons everytime I use the Mitsumi (or is it the Nero software that causes this?)
I then tried to use Soundstream in EZCD 5 to copy music files that I had created in it to a blank disk in the Mitsmi drive. No joy! If I put a pre-recorded disk in the Mitsumi drive, Soundstream would recognise it and tell me "cd is finalised, please insert a blank disk in the drive". When I did this Soundstream would not recognise it and would say "there is no disk in the recorder".
If I tried to use any of the other elements of EZCD5 such as CD copier, or Make a data CD, the program would not recognise the Mitsumi at all! It will only recognise the Lacie external CDRW.
Then the problems really mounted.
Each time I switched off the PC, when I switched on again it would only start in safe mode! I spent hours trying to get to the bottom of this. I used restore, fix, Norton Utilities and everything I could to try to fix this - believe me it was hell.
The eventual solution which worked was to tell device manager to remove the Mitsumi, uninstall EZCD5 completely and reinstall Nero. Now I dare not even switch on the Lacie external CDRW or the conflicts begin all over again and the PC will only start in safe mode!
All I want to be able to do is:
1. Have the option of using either the Lacie external OR the internal Mitsumi(I'd be happy enough with the MItsumi on it's own if the Nero media player and software could access all the music etc files that I created in EZCD and Soundstream.
The PC won't let me install InCD, because it says that it cannot be loaded with Direct CD already installed on the machine, even though I have (I thought) removed EZCD, including Direct CD!
2. Use EZCD5 with the Mitsmi. I downloaded the latest version of EZCD which is supposed to support the Mitsumi but the software still wouldn't read the Mitsumi.
LA, I hope you're not totally turned off by now but I wanted you to know the full story, in the hope that you can help.
What I need is straightforward step-by-step advice, even if it means going back to square 1 and starting all over.
Thanx for listening, hope you understand my situation.
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