Easy CD Creator affecting Win9x machines as well

If you are an average reader of our site, you might have noticed the serveral reports (like this one) on Easy CD Creator in combination with Windows 2000.

Now it seems not only Windows 2000 users are affected, but also there are also reports of Win9x users that have problems.



We’ve had four reports of the software affecting Windows 98. Most have pointed the finger at either the Take Two or Direct CD modules, although with Win2K at least, the removal of these modules does not guarantee success. Unlike Win2K however, it seems the software doesn’t kill the machine.

Instead, people have reported trouble with the CD formatting – CDs ejected before finishing, unformatted disks, failed backups etc etc. The fix for Easy CD Creator 5 has also caused more problems than before it was installed, we have been told. Rebooting is the only option.

One reader reckons he has nailed the basic problem with the latest version. “The problem with this program is how it controls the hard drive controllers. Example: normal PC systems have two IDE buses. This program integrates with these components so it can have access to your CD-R burner. However if your CD-R drive is on a different bus you will not lose your system but only have problems with devices connected on that bus. In any case scenario you will have problems with this software.

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Source: TheRegister