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Section 31: Direct CD page 2
  1. How do I disable DirectCD from loading automaticly when starting Windows? (990420-0018)
  2. I am getting Blue Screen on startup after installing Iomega Record It software. (990427-0027)
  3. How do I use the UDF Reader? (990420-0032)
  4. Why do I get Lost Data & Unusable Disks when using DirectCD? (990427-0050)
  5. I'm having problem with DirectCD when I install a DVD CD-ROM drive. (990421-0000)
  6. How do I remove DirectCD? (990427-0028)
  7. I am no longer able to reference the previous session when accessing the CD. (990427-0033)
  8. Your Computer loses power while writing a CD-RW disc and now the disc is inaccessible.
  9. The CD-RW media can not be used when the UDF format is interrupted
  10. How do I Eject the CD if the Eject Wizard is Turned Off? (990420-0028)
  11. How can I install DirectCD under Windows 2000? (000511-0001)
  12. Getting a media not ready in Direct CD 5.0 how do I resolve this? (010208-0001)
  13. Direct CD changes all File Names to Capital Letters (010426-0008)

Notice: Roxio is Adaptec`s new Support Site, the Article Numbers are the same for now, if some of the links do not work correctly then you should jump over to Roxio` support page.

 

 

 

 

31-1: How do I disable DirectCD from loading automaticly when starting Windows? (Article #990420-0018)

 

Notice: Roxio is Adaptec`s new Support Site, the Article Numbers are the same for now, if some of the links do not work correctly then try going here---> http://ask.roxio.com/cgi-bin/roxio_tic   Type in the Article number or you can use their Natural Language Option in the Search field.

Description:
How do I disable DirectCD from loading automaticly when starting Windows.
Solution:
Please note that although we do not recommend that you edit your system registry, if you do choose to make the changes, these are our recommendations.
To disable the auto-launching of DirectCD for Windows 95 :

Procedure as follows:
From the Start Bar, select Run and type REGEDIT into the command line box.

In the left-hand column (registry tree), open the following branches:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Software
Microsoft
Windows
CurrentVersion

Under 'Run' you should see 'Adaptec DirectCD', double click on the 'Adaptec DirectCD', you should see the value set to 'C:\Program Files\DirecCD\DirectCD.exe' (path may vary if you installed to a different directory), add a ' . ' beginning of the line so it looks like '.C:\Program Files\DirecCD\DirectCD.exe'

Close the registry to save the changes and restart Windows 95.


To disable the auto-launching of DirectCD for Windows 98 :

1. Click on 'Start', 'Programs', 'Accessories' then 'System Tools'
2. Select 'System Information'
3. Select 'Tools' from the file menu and click on 'System Configuration Utility'
4. Select 'Startup' tab
5. Remove the check mark on the DirectCD.
6. Close the System Configuration Utility and restart.


Product: DirectCD PC Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/20/1999 02:20 PM Article #: 990420-0018
Category: Configuration / Installation Date Updated: 08/11/1999 11:19 AM    

 

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31-2: I am getting Blue Screen on startup after installing Iomega Record It software. (Article #990427-0027)

Notice: Roxio is Adaptec`s new Support Site, the Article Numbers are the same for now, if some of the links do not work correctly then try going here---> http://ask.roxio.com/cgi-bin/roxio_tic   Type in the Article number or you can use their Natural Language Option in the Search field.

Description:
I am getting Blue Screen on startup after installing Iomega Record It software and DirectCD.
Solution:
Record It software from IOMEGA conflicts with DirectCD. It uses a cd_read.vxd that causes a Blue Screen error on startup. Once either the Record it or DirectCD is removed, the error goes away.


Product: DirectCD PC Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/27/1999 09:26 AM Article #: 990427-0027
Category: Troubleshooting / Error Messages Date Updated: 08/11/1999 11:30 AM    


31-3: How do I use the UDF Reader? (Article #990420-0032)

Notice: Roxio is Adaptec`s new Support Site, the Article Numbers are the same for now, if some of the links do not work correctly then try going here---> http://ask.roxio.com/cgi-bin/roxio_tic   Type in the Article number or you can use their Natural Language Option in the Search field.

Description:
How do I use the UDF Reader?
Solution:
The UDF Reader driver (also called the Adaptec DirectCD Reader) enables MultiRead CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drives to read DirectCD (UDF) formatted CD-RW discs.
To install the UDF Reader on another computer system, copy the udfrinst.exe file to that computer and run the installer by double-clicking the file name in Windows Explorer. Simply follow the instructions on the screen; an installation wizard guides you through the steps.
Look for the udfrinst.exe file in the root directory of the installation CD for your recordable CD software. If it is not there, you can download it from the Products|CD-Recordable page of Adaptec's Web site at www.adaptec.com.


Product: DirectCD PC Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/20/1999 03:15 PM Article #: 990420-0032
Category: How To Date Updated: 08/11/1999 11:16 AM    

 

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31-4: Why do I get Lost Data & Unusable Disks when using DirectCD? (Article #990427-0050)

Notice: Roxio is Adaptec`s new Support Site, the Article Numbers are the same for now, if some of the links do not work correctly then try going here---> http://ask.roxio.com/cgi-bin/roxio_tic   Type in the Article number or you can use their Natural Language Option in the Search field.

Description:
Why do I get Lost Data & Unusable Disks when using DirectCD.
Solution:
1.Many people are unaware that this is caused when they shut down their system without ejecting the disk through Direct CD Wizard. There is a small amount of udf data that must be written to the disk to "finish" the session, even if it is a re-writeable that cannot be converted to ISO 9660, and if that is not done the disk will get an "unrecognized disk format" error.

2.The same problem may occur when too much data is written to a UDF formatted CDR disk and then converted to ISO 9660. The overhead taken by the UDF format on CDR media requires:

22MB for the initial format
13MB per session of data written

For CDRW media, because it uses fixed length packets to allow for erasing, it is formatted in 64K blocks. These packets require more overhead and results in about 490-495 MB of usable disk space.


Product: DirectCD PC Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/27/1999 10:26 AM Article #: 990427-0050
Category: General Date Updated: 08/11/1999 11:21 AM    

 

 

31-5: I'm having problem with Direct CD when I install a DVD CD-ROM drive (Article #990421-0000)

Notice: Roxio is Adaptec`s new Support Site, the Article Numbers are the same for now, if some of the links do not work correctly then try going here---> http://ask.roxio.com/cgi-bin/roxio_tic   Type in the Article number or you can use their Natural Language Option in the Search field.

Description:
I'm having problem with DirectCD when I install a DVD CD-ROM drive, what should I do?
Solution:
Some DVD drives load a driver that conflicts with the drivers loaded for CD writing. In the case of driver conflicts there is rarely a resolution. One possible fix would be to load the CD writing under a user profile that does not load the DVD.

We have also seen some DVD drives that operate under a specific version of aspi, and our software continues to update the aspi layer to the latest version. This should be checked through the manufacturer of the DVD.


Product: DirectCD PC Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/21/1999 01:38 PM Article #: 990421-0000
Category: Troubleshooting / Error Messages Date Updated: 08/11/1999 11:00 AM    


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31-6: How do I remove DirectCD? (Article #990427-0028)

Notice: Roxio is Adaptec`s new Support Site, the Article Numbers are the same for now, if some of the links do not work correctly then try going here---> http://ask.roxio.com/cgi-bin/roxio_tic   Type in the Article number or you can use their Natural Language Option in the Search field.

Description:
How do I remove DirectCD?
Solution:
If a user wants to remove DirectCD from the system, it is necessary to use Control-Alt-Delete and remove it from the task bar before uninstalling from the Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs.


Product: DirectCD PC Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/27/1999 09:26 AM Article #: 990427-0028
Category: Troubleshooting / Error Messages Date Updated: 08/11/1999 11:12 AM    

 

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31-7: I am no longer able to reference the previous session when accessing the CD (Article #990427-0033)

Notice: Roxio is Adaptec`s new Support Site, the Article Numbers are the same for now, if some of the links do not work correctly then try going here---> http://ask.roxio.com/cgi-bin/roxio_tic   Type in the Article number or you can use their Natural Language Option in the Search field.

I am no longer able to reference the previous session when accessing the CD. (Article #990427-0033)

Description:
I closed a disc to ISO in DirectCD, then added a session in Easy CD Creator and am no longer able to reference the previous session.
Solution:
If you close a disc to ISO in DirectCD, then add a session in Easy CD Creator, you will not be able to reference the previous session. This is a known limitation of our software which we expect to fix in future versions.


Product: DirectCD PC Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/27/1999 09:39 AM Article Number: 990427-0033
Category: Troubleshooting / Error Messages Date Updated: 08/11/1999 11:27 AM

 

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31-8: Your Computer loses power while writing a CD-RW disc and now the disc is inaccessible.

If you lose power while writing to your CD-RW disc or if you press CTRL+ALT+DEL while writing to the disc, you`ll interrupt session. But you may be able to salvage your disc. Leave your CD-RW disc in the drive, but do not open the CD tray. Turn your computer off and cycle the power back on. Then restart the utility that you were using.

Once the DirectCD utility tries to access the CD-RW drive/disc again, the recovery operation will make it appear that the last session is there, but actually only a part of the CD`s directory may be there. Your recordable CD is still usable if you can read the directory. Just repeat the entire copy operation to make sure your files are copied to the rewritable CD.

31-9: The CD-RW media can not be used when the UDF format is interrupted.

If the power is lost while formatting a CD-RW disc, the disc will become unusable in any application and fail if another format is attempted. To correct this issue, use the DirectCD Full Erase feature to wipe the disc, then try the format operation again.

 

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31-10: How do I Eject the CD if the Eject Wizard is Turned Off? (Article Number 990420-0028)

Notice: Roxio is Adaptec`s new Support Site, the Article Numbers are the same for now, if some of the links do not work correctly then try going here---> http://ask.roxio.com/cgi-bin/roxio_tic   Type in the Article number or you can use their Natural Language Option in the Search field.

How do I eject the CD if the Eject Wizard is Turned OFF? (Article Number 990420-0028)

Description:
How do I eject the CD if the Eject Wizard is Turned OFF?
Solution:
If you have chosen not to display the Eject Wizard (applies to ISO 9660 Only), you can eject a CD by doing the following:

1. Right-click the CD icon on the Windows taskbar.
2. Select one of the following from the drop-down list box:

Eject - to keep the CD in the DirectCD format and continue reading and writing files directly to the CD

Finalize - to close the CD to ISO 9660 format so you can read the CD on a standard CD-ROM drive (applies to CD-R discs only as CD-RW media cannot be converted to ISO 9660.)


Product: DirectCD PC Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/20/1999 03:12 PM Article Number: 990420-0028
Category: How To Date Updated: 08/11/1999 11:18 AM    

 

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31-11: How can I install DirectCD under Windows 2000? (Article Number 000511-0001)

 

How can I install DirectCD under Windows 2000? (Article Number 000511-0001)

Description:

Windows 2000 won't let me install Direct CD. I'm told I need the 3.01 update in order for DirectCD to be compatible with Windows 2000. How do I update DirectCD if I cannot install it in the first place?

This information applies to the following Adaptec product(s):

- Easy CD Creator 4.x Suite - DirectCD


This information applies to the following Operating System (S)

- Windows 2000

Solution:

You can run the 3.01 update for Direct CD without having a previous version of Direct CD installed on your system.

Simply run the Direct CD update file (dcd_301_up.exe) and it should ask you to insert the original Easy CD Creator installation CD. The update should then initiate the install and update of DirectCD to version 3.01 which is compatible with Windows 2000.

You can download the Direct CD updater from the following URL:

http://www.roxio.com/en/jhtml/support/webcheckup.jhtmll

 

Product: DirectCD PC Date Created: 05/11/2000 11:35 AM Article Number: 000511-0001
Category: Configuration / Installation Date Updated: 03/28/2001 02:45 PM  


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31-12: Getting a media not ready in Direct CD 5.0 how do I resolve this? (Article Number 010208-0001)

Getting a media not ready in Direct CD 5.0 how do I resolve this? (Article Number 010208-0001)

Description:


If you insert a blank CD or CDRW disc into your CDRW drive for the first time and you get a "Media Not Ready" error message when trying to format, you will need to check you DMA setting to make sure that the DMA is disabled.



This information applies to the following product(s):

- Easy CD Creator Deluxe Suite 5.0, Direct CD 5.0

This information applies to the following Operating System(s):

- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows ME

Solution:


To disable DMA follow these instructions:

1. Go to the start menu
2. Select Settings
3. Select Control Panel
4. Double Click on System
5. Choose Device Manager
6. Double Click on CD ROM
7. Double Click on your CDRW Drive
8. Choose Settings
9. There will be a Check box that says DMA uncheck this box
10.Repeat Step 7 Through 9 for your CD ROM Drive
11.Close the Drive Manager
12.This will prompt you to reboot the computer
13.Reboot the computer and your shouldn't have any problems formatting




Product: DirectCD PC Date Created: 02/08/2001 11:59 AM Article Number: 010208-0001
Category: Troubleshooting / Error Messages Date Updated: 03/16/2001 10:06 AM  

 

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31-13: Direct CD changes all File Names to Capital Letters (010426-0008)

Direct CD changes file names to all capital letters

This information applies to the following product(s): Direct CD

This information applies to the following operating system(s): All

Answer:

Direct CD writes in the ISO9660 level 1 format that only allows for all capital letters. There is no way to circumvent this in Direct CD. If you would like mixed case file names, we recommend using Creator to create your discs.

 

Product: DirectCD PC Date Created: 04/26/2001 03:53 PM Article Number: 010426-0008
Category: Troubleshooting / Error Messages Date Updated: 05/30/2001 11:01 AM  

 

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