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DVD file lost on hard drive, midway thru copying,NTI DVD-7

by jovanzinc / July 16, 2006 7:17 AM PDT

Midway thru copying DVD from source, I got called away, and on returning found that program had ended itself before I had a chance to transfer it to the blank, but that DVD copy is still floating around somewhere waiting to be put on the blank disk. So, I'm unable to do any other copying, because it has eaten up all my available disk space, and I've run out of ideas on where to look for it and remove it. My search for video_ts file lists only one, and says that the folder is empty. I'm relatively new with this, and sure would appreciate some clues to fixing this!! (Using WinXP)
Thanks, Kit

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Lost Dvd File
by Gigantic / July 16, 2006 11:56 AM PDT

I'm tearing my hair out trying to find how this actually happened at all. shouldn't their be safe guards or something against it accidentally happening.
I just brought this computer for the dvd burner feature. which is now rendered useless until this stupid file is found. I've tryed everything under the sun to get information on how to reinstall it, but no luck. Good luck with your problem- wish i could have been of some assistance- hang in there- somebody out
there in computer geekville might have the answer.

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What burning software?

There should be an option to cancel, delete, or not continue the current DVD. Just terminate the current job and it will let you start a new one. As to the disk space being eaten up, once the job is canceled it should be taken care of automatically. However, you can clear out your computer's Temp files if you want, which is usually where the disk image is stored during the burning process. The catch is that they may be undeletable because they are 'in use,' which brings us back to canceling the current job. Note the program you're using and we'll see what we can do to help.


P.S. If you intend on continuing to burn CDs and DVDs full of data, you may want to consider investing in a larger hard drive to handle the data. If you're low on disk space now it won't be long before you lack the space required to perform the operation.

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DVD file lost-----(Sony) NTI CD & DVD Maker 7
by jovanzinc / July 17, 2006 9:35 AM PDT

Hi--Thanks for your reply,
----that's just it---there should've been a way to cancel or stop the program, but while I was away from the computer, the session had quit, and didn't allow me to go to "Step 2", and put the DVD onto my blank disk. It just went back to "start" as though it hadn't already stored that file. However there is 4GB memory now "missing". As far as I know I have cleared every available temp file I can (other than the one "in use", as you said). So I'm baffled and frustrated. The additional hard drive is sounding like a good option right now. Any other thoughts?
Thank you very much, Kit

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Try the Computer Help forum...
by John.Wilkinson / July 20, 2006 10:19 AM PDT

I'm not familiar with the burning software, so there's not much else I can suggest. If you do find the temp files taking up the space you can use MoveOnBoot to take care of the 'access denied' and 'file in use' errors. Aside from that, though, try posting in the Computer Help forum to see what others can suggest.

Good luck.

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DVD file lost-----(Sony) NTI CD & DVD Maker 7
by jovanzinc / July 20, 2006 1:43 PM PDT

Thank you so much, I appreciate your help !!

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