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Forum Tips 6-4

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Section 6-4-0: Forum Tips
  1. "Initialization failed, could not load ACMWrapper" error message when launching Easy CD Creator in Windows 95/98/Me (Document #10715)
  2. Why do I get error messages and drive letter changes when connecting or disconnecting Iomega PC card or USB drives in Windows 2000 or Windows 98/95 (Document #10426)
  3. Links to sites " How do I Fdisk and Format ?" (care of Russell)
  4. MS-DOS and Non-DOS Hard Drive Partition Removal Debug Script
  5. How to fix "Found New Hardware"  message at start-up. (Credit: Ron ~The_Namek)
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6-4-1: "Initialization failed, could not load ACMWrapper" error message when launching Easy CD Creator in Windows 95/98/Me (Document #10715)

This error message will occur if Easy CD Creator does not write over the CD creator files loaded by Windows Media Player 7 during installation. This usually happens when Windows Media Player 7 is installed on a system prior to the installation of Easy CD Creator. This can also happen if Easy CD Creator software is uninstalled and reinstalled when Windows Media Player 7 is on the system. Please use the following steps to help correct this error message.

STEP ONE - Uninstall the Easy CD Creator and DirectCD software

You will need to uninstall the Easy CD Creator and DirectCD software using the Add/Remove Programs application. Please use the following steps.

Note: You will need the ZipCD drive software CD to reinstall your software in STEP THREE. If you do not have the ZipCD drive software CD, please contact Iomega Customer Service at http://www.iomega.com/support/contact/index.html to obtain a copy of the software.

  1. Click Start, Settings and Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

    Note: Windows Me users, select 'View all Control Panel options' if the Add/Remove Programs icon is not present.

  3. Click Adaptec DirectCD.
  4. Click the Add/Remove button.

    Note: Follow any on-screen prompts that may appear to complete the uninstall process.

  5. Click Adaptec Easy CD Creator.
  6. Click the Add/Remove button.

    Note: Follow any on-screen prompts that may appear to complete the uninstall process.

  7. Continue with the next step.

STEP TWO - Delete the Adaptec directory

The entire Adaptec directory, including the shared directory, must be removed from the computer. Please use the following steps.

  1. Click Start, Programs and Windows Explorer.
  2. Click the plus (+) sign next to the icon for your hard drive.
  3. Click the plus (+) sign next to Program Files.
  4. Locate the Adaptec folder.
  5. Right-click the the Adaptec folder and select Delete.
  6. Click Yes
  7. Continue with the next step.

STEP THREE - Reinstall the ZipCD software

Note: You will need the ZipCD drive software CD for the following steps. If you do not have the ZipCD drive software CD, please contact Iomega Customer Service at http://www.iomega.com/support/contact/index.html to obtain a copy of the software.

  1. Insert the ZipCD software CD into your ZipCD drive.

  2. Double click Install ZipCD Software or Iomega CD-Ware (depends on the software version you are using).

  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the software.

Once the software installation is complete, the error message should not appear when launching the Easy CD Creator software.

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6-4-2: Why do I get error messages and drive letter changes when connecting or disconnecting Iomega PC card or USB drives in Windows 2000 or Windows 98/95 (Document #10426)

Unplugging the Iomega USB or PC card drives in Windows 2000 while the computer is running may generate error messages. Although Windows supports hot swapping (connecting and disconnecting while the computer is running), doing so without allowing enough time for Windows to respond will cause an error message. For the complete article with illustrations, please go here ---

http://www.iomega.com/support/documents/10426.html

 

"You cannot add music CD tracks to a Data CD Layout..." error message when trying to create a Mixed-Mode or CD Extra disc in Easy CD Creator™  (Document #10732)

The full error message is: "You cannot add music CD tracks to a Data CD Layout. To record a CD that includes music CD tracks, create an Audio CD Layout, or create a Mixed-Mode or CD Extra Layout.". This error message occurs when you drag-and-drop an audio CD track from the Easy CD Creator Explorer window into the CD Layout window.

To prevent this error, you must select the "Empty Audio CD Layout" option before you try to drag-and-drop a track from an audio CD into the CD Layout window. This error message should not reappear after the "Empty Audio CD Layout" option is selected.

The layout options are located on the left-hand side of the CD Layout window under Mixed-Mode or CD Extra. You must select the appropriate layout option before you drag an audio or data file into the CD Layout window. Please refer to the illustrations below for information on how to locate the "Empty Data Layout" or "Empty Audio CD Layout" options. For the complete article with illustrations, please go here--- http://www.iomega.com/support/documents/10732.html

 

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6-4-3: Links to sites " How do I Fdisk and Format ?" (care of Russell)

http://tech.jmwebdesigns.com/software/expert/reformat.html

or here:

http://www.cyberwalker.net/faqs/how-tos/reinstall-faq.htmll

or here:

http://www.computing.net/howto/advanced/partition/

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6-4-4: MS-DOS and Non-DOS Hard Drive Partition Removal Debug Script

MS-DOS and Non-DOS Hard Drive Partition Removal Debug Script

Discussion

The following Debug script removes the partition information (both DOS and non-DOS) on the hard drive. The script is intended for use on Dell systems with Dell provided operating systems and hard drives. The Debug script allows you to convert a drive from one incompatible partition structure to another, such as from Linux back to MS-DOS. In the process, all your data will be lost; you must repartition the drive, reformat the drive, and reinstall the software.

 

NOTE: For information on repartitioning your hard drive, refer to Dell Knowledge Base Article: FA1011782 "How do I use the fdisk command to delete and partition a hard drive?"

Dell provides detailed operating system and driver installation guides for Dell computers using the Software Reinstall Guide located at: http://support.us.dell.com/us/en/kb/org.

If you have installed additional hard drives that required the use of a special hard drive overlay utility and the Debug script below does not seem to have successfully cleared the partitions, you may wish to refer to an alternative Debug script available from Microsoft. Please note that Dell does not recommend the use of the Microsoft Debug script with Dell-provided operating systems and hard drives. For more information on the alternative Debug script, refer to the Microsoft Knowledge Base at:

http://support.microsoft.com/directory/

Article ID: Q106419 Title "Removing Non-DOS Partitions with Debug."

In order to run the Debug script you must have a bootable diskette that contains the Debug command or be able to access the command files installed by Windows 95, 98, or Millennium Edition (Me). For more information, refer to Dell Knowledge Base Article: FA1026410 Title "Why Do I Receive the Error Bad Command or Filename When I Attempt to Run the Debug Command?"

 

Solution

NOTICE: This debug script is for advanced users only. Its purpose is to remove all formatting and partitioning information from your hard disk when FDISK is unable to do so. THIS WILL ALSO REMOVE ALL DATA AND PROGRAMS FROM THE DRIVE. REPEAT: The next steps will remove all data from hard-disk drive. We URGE YOU to make a backup of any data and programs that you wish to save before proceeding. REMEMBER: ALL DATA WILL BE LOST! Be sure you have the necessary bootable media and files to reboot your system and install your operating system (boot disk with CDROM drivers, MSCDEX, FDISK, FORMAT, SYS, etc).

  1. Turn on the computer.
  2. Insert your boot diskette that contains the Debug command, or in Windows 95, 98, or Me use the Startup options to boot to Command Prompt Only.
  3. At the DOS command prompt, type the following commands and press the <Enter> key after each command:

    NOTICE: Performing the following will remove all data from your hard disk drive.

    NOTE:
    Type the following bolded text only. You will receive an error if you type anything other than the bold text. The non-bolded text represents the system response that will appear on your screen once you press <Enter> after typing each command.

    debug <Enter>
    -F 200 L1000 0 <Enter>
    -A CS:100 <Enter>
    xxxx:0100 MOV AX,301 <Enter>
    xxxx:0103 MOV BX,200 <Enter>
    xxxx:0106 MOV CX,1 <Enter>
    xxxx:0109 MOV DX,80 <Enter> (Type 80 for the main hard drive - hd 0, or type 81 for the second hard drive - hd 1)
    xxxx:010C INT 13 <Enter>
    xxxx:010E INT 20 <Enter>
    xxxx:0110 <Enter>
    -G <Enter>
  4. The message Program terminated normally appears.
  5. Turn off the computer.
  6. On the next startup the hard drive must be partitioned and formatted.
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6-4-5: How to fix "Found New Hardware"  message at start-up. (Credit: Ron ~The_Namek)

I keep getting the message "Found New Hardware at start-up but I have not added any.

I've seen this problem before. It's the result of a registry error of some kind, although I have yet to determine what actually causes it. You can fix the issue by executing the scanreg /fix command from Windows' Run utility. To do this simply click the Start button, click Run, and then type scanreg /fix in the Open box. Click OK and let the Registry Checker repair the registry. Once this is done you won't have to worry about seeing the Add New Hardware wizard appearing every time you start your computer.

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