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Software Conflicts -- Which Apps are OK Working On The Same PC?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by deeswift, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. deeswift

    deeswift Member

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    The question is in the title.

    I wanna know which programs are happy being installed on the same system, and basically, am I OK to install Record Now MAX / DX if I already have Nero 6, Alcohol 120% and Clone CD?


     
  2. deeswift

    deeswift Member

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    Nobody can tell me? I thought you were pro's on this board! Wack!

     
  3. drchips

    drchips Active member

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    Hmmmm...

    That attitude is SURE to get people to help.

    Not everyone can expect an answer within a few hours.

    Your question is also a little vague and wide-ranging - there must be millions of possible combinations if you take into account all the little programs and services running in the background.

    If you can try to be a little more patient, AND give a little more info (what O/S?, is packet-writing installed?, basic machine specs? what other s/ware is running on the task-bar? etc.), I am pretty sure one of us will get round to helping you.

    Oh, Welcome to our little (but very quickly growing) community.

    Have Fun...
     
  4. deeswift

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    hmmmm... my "attitude" was actually just light hearted, sorry that you missed that and took me so seriously.

    I have been sat here needing help for "a few hours" (actually about 6 hours) and I need to install a couple of things so I can move on.

    Services running in the background are mostly turned off, I use Black Viper's XP Pro services tweaks (following the 'SAFE' configuration). With that, you can see I'm on XP Pro and I know a fair bit about both PC's in general and this operating system.

    Packet writing is installed (as far as I'm aware), but I fail to see what relevance the machine specs are to my question. The question I asked was regarding software, not hardware. Anything that's running in the taskbar would probably be turned off while burning CD/DVD, but most of the time I have NOD32 v2.006 AntiVirus (none of that Norton garbage) and Sygate Personal Firewal Pro v5.5 running (none of that ZoneAlarm garbage). That's irrelevant, I can turn those off to help minimize CPU usage while burning discs.

    The burner is Sony DRU 510AK, freshly installed about 2 months ago (and it's great).

    But basically, I can't be much more specific that "am I OK to install Record Now MAX / DX if I already have Nero 6, Alcohol 120% and Clone CD?", which is a quote from my original message. It's a fairly straight-forward question, I expected a fairly straight-forward answer. Something along the lines of "Yes", or maybe "No" would have done the job.

    Sorry for my impatience, sir, but one or two of my messages that I posted in the past were completely ignored, so I felt the need to bump.

    Thanks for the welcome, btw, but I've been using this site for a long time, I just don't ask many questions or post often. Don't worry though, I'll ask on another forum, people around here seem quite uptight and it I think this tends to drive some people away.

    Bye.

     
  5. drchips

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    As you wish..

    When posting, all the "usual" extra cues that would normally indicate "light-hearted", like tone of voice, facial expression, stance, body movement etc are missing - leaving only the text posted - what is meant light-heartedly is so easily mis-interpreted through a lack of cues.

    A good indicator of humour is self-criticism, which sets the tone nicely, and is easily interpreted.


    The combo you asked about WILL co-exist with TWO caveats:

    1 - packet-writing (InCD, DLA, whatever) WILL cause problems:
    Nero uses its own ASPI, and the Burn-Engine is InCD aware.
    RecordNow does not use ASPI, it uses the PX-Engine which is DLA aware.
    Neither of the others are properly aware of InCD or DLA.

    This means that InCD CAN interfere with the other three (but see below) when a burn is initiated and then a blank is inserted.

    The same goes for DLA.

    Sometime the IMAPI service can kick-in and lock the drive (rare).

    2 - Inadvertantly accessing the SAME drive at the SAME time from TWO differing programs CAN lock the drive solid (requiring a cold-restart) - this is easy to do as the programs tend to default to the last drive used the next time they are started.

    NOTE: Nero and RecordNow work well together in this respect - the other two I have not tested fully in conjunction, though I have tested Nero and RecordNow together fully.

    Hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck....

    Byeee.
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Life is just more of the same:[/small]
     
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    I've also used Nero and RecordNow Max together with no problems. For the last several months I've been using Alcohol 120% and RecordNow Max(no Nero) without any issues. I don't ever have the IMAPI service turned on, and I don't recommend it so I can't comment on problems with different packet writing software, except to say that it's best not to use it.
     

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