Computers burnt by CD software
May 7, 2001 7:07 AM   Subscribe

Computers burnt by CD software CD burning software in combination with windows 2000 results in the blue screen of death.
posted by nonharmful (14 comments total)
Wow, thanks for the link, nonharmful. My Win2K machine takes forever (5 to 7 minutes!) to boot. I thought it was an issue with my home LAN, but now I think it's probably this software.

I've always hated this package--I coaster more than half the time. Does anyone know a better all-around burner app?
posted by jpoulos at 8:31 AM on May 7, 2001

I'm a fan of Nero Burning Rom. Never had a problem with it and from my experience makes less coasters than Easy CD...
posted by the_ill_gino at 9:11 AM on May 7, 2001

Nero is the software that came with my CD-RW. The interface ain't pretty (in fact, it can be pretty obtuse) but it seems to get the job done.
posted by harmful at 9:12 AM on May 7, 2001

I stopped using Adaptec's stuff once it got bloated and included a mr. clippit look-a-like. Nero's fine, but GoldenHawk makes a pretty light and efficient prog. WinOnCd is another good one, although a fairly large install.
posted by samsara at 10:13 AM on May 7, 2001

Someone in my office reports that they had this same problem with Easy CD Creator 4 (the article talks about v.5) and Win2K, but he says the issue boiled down to installing ECC before installing Windows Media Player 7.
posted by briank at 10:26 AM on May 7, 2001

v3.5 works just fine with win2k for me, yet another case of vintage software being better :)
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 11:00 AM on May 7, 2001

The problem is the program "Take 2", not ECDC itself. If you do a "manual install" and don't install Take 2, it works fine.

As to making drink coasters, that's not usually the fault of the creation package; it's usually caused by things like disk bandwidth, or you trying to use the computer for something else significant while you're burning.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 12:05 PM on May 7, 2001

Not to mention those high-quality $0.89 CD-R blanks.
posted by briank at 1:21 PM on May 7, 2001

More RAM will also reduce your number of coasters. Since I upgraded to 512mb, (Cheap, at today's prices... at your local, small business computer store, that is. No big megachains have good RAM prices.) ... Anyway, I haven't burnt a single coaster since I upgraded six months ago.
posted by SpecialK at 1:24 PM on May 7, 2001

Not to mention those high-quality $0.89 CD-R blanks.

If you're paying that much for blanks, they had damn well better be high-quality! Name-brand blanks (Fuji et al) are generally about half that.
posted by kindall at 2:13 PM on May 7, 2001

Tells you how long it's been since I bought CD-R blanks...
posted by briank at 6:30 PM on May 7, 2001

I'm not surprised - experienced difficulties with Easy Cd Creator some 2 years ago and switched to Nero - wow, what a change : no problems whatsoever, buth with a little less sexy look and feel. But the quality is worth it !
posted by alfreddb at 10:53 PM on May 7, 2001

Aording to The Register WinXP doesn't like CD buring either.

Do I smell an evil Microsoft plot to stop us all buring our own CD's!

well, it's good for a laugh anyway.
posted by nedrichards at 8:19 AM on May 9, 2001

For whatever it's worth, Roxio has posted a patch.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 9:53 AM on May 9, 2001

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