Computer came with Roxio

Gateway / Profile 4
April 25, 2009 at 16:58:40
Specs: xpsp3, 1 gb
This computer was given to me, it came with a cdr\rw and a floppy drive, I purchased a DVD\RW and with it came Nero 6, when I call up Nero tools/Information that Nero is in charge of everything but Roxie is in charge of Direct CD, can I delete this and use only Nero or will this mess up my CD RW? I think I am already having conflicts with having both installed.

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April 25, 2009 at 19:00:06
Just remove all the roxio from add/remove and use the Nero.

I use media player classic as my content viewer it is free and has plug ins for the real player codecs and also quicktime as well so it plays all video content plus your audio as well.

Change Is Good

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April 25, 2009 at 19:27:13
Like Lurkswithin said, uninstall ALL of the Roxio components (I have always had probs with Roxio's DirectCD, it sucks)

and use Nero, you'll be glad you did.

Rich Gu

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April 26, 2009 at 09:40:03
Thanks for the information, I will uninstall it right now.

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April 26, 2009 at 10:32:16
There are lots of free burning programs, get rid on Nero & Roxio.

Before posting try google. Backup. Use anti virus software.

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April 28, 2009 at 10:40:30
I have some trouble I uninstalled the Roxio and now my cdrw does not read or write and in the Event viewer it says that The following Boot-Start or System Start Drivers failed to load


So If I uninstall Nero and reinstall it will it fix that?

I want Nero but do not want Roxio, but need my cdrw drive

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April 28, 2009 at 11:24:32
Roxio Direct CD is a packet writer. That version is not compatible with WinXP. The Roxio packet writer that is compatible is called Drag to Disk.

You can use the rest of the Roxio suite, which I prefer to Nero. It is called CD creator. You can have both Nero and Roxio installed under WinXP and they will coexist just fine.

When reinstalling Roxio you need to choose to custom install. Then you can untick the features you don't want. Some of the features have multiple levels so you can install PART of that feature. Just pay attention when installing.

That also goes for Nero. Both want to be your default media player, if you allow them to do that.

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April 28, 2009 at 11:44:37
I can not install Roxie as I do not have a cd, it came loaded on the computer and I do not have the orig disk for the computer, but I do have Nero 6 suite that I think has a cdrw program, any other suggestions?

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April 28, 2009 at 12:29:53

The above in quotes indicates a udf file system, which is the packet writer I mentioned above.

Were you using Direct CD with WinXP all along?

If you don't have Direct CD installed anymore and you hadn't finalized the CDRW you were using then you are out of luck. The only way to read that disk is with the same version of Direct CD.

You say that Direct CD came installed on the computer. What dows that mean exactly? New or used computer?

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April 28, 2009 at 12:40:34
It is a used computer given to me it is a Gateway Profile 4, I live in a trailer so the Profile does not have a big case it is a all in one the processor is on the back of the screen so it does not take up that much room. The Easy CD creator was installed bundled with the computer, the computer only had a Floppy and CDR/RW drive, I purchased a external DVD burner and I use my ny Nero software on it and Nero and Roxie did not get along so I uninstalled the Roxie and can't just install the cd writing packet because I do not have a Roxie disk. But I do the Nero disk when I installed Nero I did not install the packet writing because Roxie was on there but there were conflicts so I uninstalled Roxie, that is why do you think I should install the packet writing from nero for the cd drive to work I am no longer gettiing the error I stated because Roxie told me how to finish the uninstall of there program but (need a program to make my cdr/rw drive to work)

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April 28, 2009 at 13:02:41
I am so sorry for all this, after the correction that Roxie gave me I can now read and write through xp so I guess I do not need any software, so guess the problem is solved.
Thanks for all the help.

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April 28, 2009 at 13:08:33
Keep in mind that until you eject the CDRW and finalize the session you are at risk of losing the data. When you eject the CD you get a message asking what you want to do. Read it and you should understand.

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