"CD Recording Software" error driving me crazy...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SOScomputer, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. SOScomputer

    SOScomputer OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I am having a similar problem. I uninstalled Easy CD creator 4 from my computer that has windows XP, and now my CD / DVD drive won't even play a cd or dvd. I followed the advice, deleted the cdr4_2k.sys and Cdralw2k.sys as well as went into the registry and removed: upper filters, lower filters, cdr4_2k, and Cdralw2k.

    I was unable to locate the Cdudf or UdfReadr from the registry, and therefore, was unable to delete these. I ran a search and did not find either. I do have Cdfs and Udfs in the Currentcontrolset/services/ folder area, but it appears as these files are normal.

    I have spent hours trying to repair this problem, and will admit that I am stumped. Can somebody please help me with this?
    Thanks!

    p.s.
    I also installed roxiozap, and that failed to work as well.
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    post moved to start a new thread.. Post is referencing this old thread
     
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  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    It's a pain to completely remove older versions of Roxio/Adaptec CD Creator. I have the instruction for 5 somewhere, I'll try to see if I can dig them up


    Try this:


    Note: if you are running Windows NT or 2000, login as ADMINISTRATOR, not just
    a user with administrative rights.
    1. Click Start button and select "Setting" then "Control Panel" menu options.
    2. Select the "Add/Remove" programs icon.
    3. Select and remove all Easy CD Creator programs and remove all shared files when
    prompted.
    Next Clean Easy CD Creator completely from your system:
    1. Go to "Start" then "Search", look in C:\\ (or the drive where your operating system
    is located) and search for:
    Cdr4vsd.sys
    Cdr4dll.dll
    Cdral.dll
    Cdrtc.dll
    2. Rename all files changing their extensions to .ROX
    (Right click on the file name and choose "rename")
    3. Go to "Start" and then to "My Computer" and select it.
    4. Go into your C:\\ drive (C:\\ is default install drive, compensate accordingly if you
    installed in another location)
    5. Go into the "Program Files" Folder
    6. Look for a "Adaptec" folder and if found delete it
    7. Look for a "Direct CD" folder and if found delete it
    8. Go into the "Common Files" Folder
    9. Look for an "Adaptec" and/or "Adaptec Shared" folder and if found delete them.
    WARNING: THE NEXT 6 STEPS INVOLVES EDITING YOUR SYSTEM
    REGISTRY. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU EXPORT YOUR REGISTRY
    BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY EDITING. EDITING YOUR REGISTRY
    INCORRECTLY CAN CAUSE IRREPARABLE SYSTEM DAMAGE. WE
    RECOMMEND THAT IF YOU DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE EDITING YOUR
    REGISTRY THAT YOU SKIP THESE STEPS.
    1. Click Start button and select "Run" menu option.
    2. Type "regedit" and click OK button.
    3. Select Hkey_Current_User/software and remove the following key: Adaptec
    4. Select Hkey_Local_Machine/software and remove the following key: Adaptec
    5. Exit the registry editor.
    6. Perform system restart.
    Note: if you are running Windows NT or 2000, login as ADMINISTRATOR