DLA is driving my crazy!!

May 7, 2009 at 21:21:56
Specs: Windows XP, 3gig/1gig
Okay. I had this problem on my previous computer and after a while assumed it was the computer that was broken. Now, I am having the same trouble with another newer faster computer.

Here it is:

I uninstalled Norton from my computer and I lost my B's Clip CD/DVD writing software along with it. Since I can't seem to find the CD with the B's software (which worked fine!) I installed Sonic DLA that came with my external CD/DVD Writer. Now many times when I eject DVD-Rs or try to make them compatable, the computer restarts. My previous computer would just shut down (different settings causing the two different reactions). I have checked on the internet and find this is a problem for a lot of people. However I have, as of yet, not found a solution.

What is the problem with DLA and why can't I get it to work? All I want to do is drag and drop, make disks compatable and be able to use and eject them without causing my computers to have fits.

Thanks for your consideration!


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May 8, 2009 at 07:53:20
You do not have to have Drive Letter Access to use drag and drop Most burning software allows it without the DLA.

Windows XP has always had issues will assigning drive letters to anything over the letter F or G or more...Some times they work just fine...in other computers it just will not work at all.

You might try this as a work around. I take all permanent hardware optic drives and force the Drive letters to the end of the alphabet.. cd and dvd drives are listed as "Y" and "Z" drives. I also assign drive letters to the slaved drives as "W" and "X". This frees up the lower tier alphabet for temp installations of USB drives and other storage devices. It seems to work much better without any loss to the USB drives and any virtual drives like printers and such!

Change Is Good

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May 8, 2009 at 20:31:10
Thanks for the reply! I will try the workaround. I have also decided to just get rid of dla. Although it shouldn't have, it seemed to make my computer a lot slower. Uninstalling it made things run faster. I am going to try a different burning software. If the trouble still occurs, hopefully the workaround will help.

Again, thanks so much!

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