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Admisistrative Tools Problem.

Computer is an 1.6 AMD Athlon XP 1900+, MSI MS-6378 Motherboard, 768MB SDRam Running XPSP2 Pro. Only new Addition is An Micro Advantage DVD+R/DVD-R /CD-RW Superdrive and it's Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 & PowerDVD software. All Drivers and sotware are current with the latest updates. Now the Problem. Last night all The Partition letters in Disk Management, including C Disappeared. The Computer still seems to be running fine. All you can do with these Partitions in disk management is Delete them and make new but, still no drive letters.Partitions can be accessed through My Computer, but I still need to fix this. No matter what I have tried it doesn't work. Help!! Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.


Richard

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Since it just started last night why not try System Restore?

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David, have tried system restore, and have finally by process of elimination found the culprit. It is the Easy CD & DVD Creator 6. There is an update to the software but even with that the only way to fix Disk Management is to uninstall the Easy Creator software. Any other suggestions?. The software in XP won't burn DVD will it? Well I am off to recheck Roxio's website & tech Support.


Richard

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DVD recording...

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While my bet is that the issue revolves abour Roxio's DirectCD which I no longer install, you can look up CDBURNERXP to do some DVD recording. It's not as complete as Roxio, but something I do use for many procedures.

Try dumping DirectCD.

bob

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Nero OEM 6.0 for under 10.00

check pricewatch.com

It does DVD and CDR

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Tried seaching Help & Support for CDBURNERXP but found nothing. Are you saving that the burning software in XP will burn DVDs ? How do I remove just Direct CD? Thanks

Richard

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Search google.com for CDBURNERXP. You can read its web site for what it can do.

The directcd option should be offered during the Roxio install. Given the numerous screens I've seen during Roxio's installers I can't tell you exactly where it is anymore. Just keep an eye out for it and don't install it.

Bob

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I have Roxio EZ CD creator 6.0 installed and haven't had a single problem. Version 6.0 has drag-to-disk instead of Direct CD. When installing the program, see if it allows for a custon installion. That is usually the way to choose what parts of the program to leave out.

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After reading all the posts here and reading Roxio's tech email I decided to reinstall on a clean disk. Installed XP and XPsp2 and Then install the easy DVD & CD Creator 6 software and all was well. I then reinstalled the rest of my Programs & Applications and have had no problems whatsoever. Thanks for all your help.


ichard

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