Disabling DirectCD may cause writing instability. Tuesday, May 29, 2001 Trouble-shooting problems with DirectCD Disabling DirectCD may cause writing instability.
You may notice that data is lost when writing to a disc with DirectCD. Always allow the software to finish writing before rebooting your computer, avoid ejecting the disc while the drive is writing, and don’t disable the drive’s auto-insert notification. HP has also suggests that disabling DirectCD may also cause writing instability. For example, disabling Direct CD at startup by changing one or two Registry entries, ending the DirectCD task, or removing DirectCD from the system configuration startup list will only stop the Direct CD control interface from running–DirectCD drivers are still loaded on the system. Writing data to a disc under such circumstances may lead to data corruption, so always leave DirectCD running normally.
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