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Windows 7: Nero C0overDesigner Win 7 64 bit

05 Jan 2011   #1

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Nero C0overDesigner Win 7 64 bit

Hi

Just joined and wondered if anyone might be able to help with this please.

I have just built a new PC. On my old PC, I was using a cut down piece of software called Nero Cover Designer (ver. 2 I think) which gave me a simple but useful means to create and burn Lightscribe CD's. The software was provided free with an LG Lightscribe writer. This was installed on my old hard drive running XP 32 bit.

Then I built a new PC, installed the old hard drive with XP as a back up on the new computer and installed all my software and documents and Win 7 64 bit on a new HDD as the main drive.

Problem is, I don't have the software disc for Coverdesigner anymore. I tried to copy the original installation files from old drive to new drive but there is a file missing advrcntr2.dll as in when trying to activate "CoverDes.exe, I get "This program requires the file advrcntr2.dll which was not found on this system".
I can find this file on the XP drive (it's in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib) and I think if I only knew where to put this file in the Windows 7 64 bit HDD, there's a chance it might work if I then copy all the original Coverdesigner files from the old drive to the new, including CoverDes.exe and then double-click the exe file.

Please could anyone tell me where to put this file in Win 7 ?

many thanks
Charles


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05 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

welcome to the forum

Would something like this do what you need?

LightScribe - Downloads - Windows
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05 Jan 2011   #3

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for taking the trouble geeve420

I did actually have a look at this but although it's not bad, it just doesn't quite give me the same flexibility. One big disadvantage as far as I could tell was a restriction on where one could place text and pictures. CoverDesigner was better in this respect.
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05 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Right on, found this on about.com, might help ya!

AdvrCntr2.dll - AdvrCntr2.dll Not Found Error - Nero Missing AdvrCntr2.dll - Fix AdvrCntr2.dll

edit: ignore this post, just realized you don't have the install disc
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05 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vulcanzero1 View Post
I was using a cut down piece of software called Nero Cover Designer (ver. 2 I think) which gave me a simple but useful means to create and burn Lightscribe CD's. The software was provided free with an LG Lightscribe writer. This was installed on my old hard drive running XP 32 bit.

Then I built a new PC, installed the old hard drive with XP as a back up on the new computer and installed all my software and documents and Win 7 64 bit on a new HDD as the main drive.
Hello Vulcanzero1,

Thanks for posting your issue here. As I stated before, you're very likely going to need the CD to get that missing file. Also, have you checked with Nero to see if the program is even compatible with Windows 7 64-bit? Otherwise you may be chasing your own tail and never catching it.

In short, looking for that file may be all for naught if the program isn't compatible with Windows 7 x64.

BTW How old is the program?

Thanks.
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05 Jan 2011   #6

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hello Sygnus21 and Geeve420 again

I spent some time on the phone last night with Nero who were helpful but apart from offering 25% off Nero 10, which was kind of them, couldn't offer any suggestions. Basically Nero 10 is way too expensive and complicated for what I need.

Yes I realise there's a good chance it won't work but I thought that there might be a "default" folder where these sort of files went on installation in which case, if I only knew where that was - or where it might be- I'd give it a crack. Nothing lost nothing gained!

Don't forget that I have the actual file on the XP hard drive. I just don't know where to put it on the Win 7 drive. I'm presuming it got installed into the XP folder I refer to above - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib - as part of the original installation process.

I guess I bought the LG drive in April 2009 so the program must be a year or two older than that I suppose.

thanks for your help
Charles
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05 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

No worries!!

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib is indeed where that .dll is supposed to go. Have you tried viewing hidden files,folders and drives? It may be in the old drive just as a hidden file.
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05 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

geeve420, please re-read the OP's post. He's trying to "copy" the program over from his old XP machine to Windows x64. He doesn't have the original disk!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vulcanzero1 View Post
Problem is, I don't have the software disc for Coverdesigner anymore. I tried to copy the original installation files from old drive to new drive but there is a file missing advrcntr2.dll as in when trying to activate "CoverDes.exe, I get "This program requires the file advrcntr2.dll which was not found on this system"
It appears the program isn't going to let him do that. Add to the fact that the program is being copied from Windows XP 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit. Who knows where those files are supposed to be is a complete guess! We can assume, but Windows 7 x64 is not Windows XP 32.

I say again, find the disk and see if you can actually install it. If not you may have to purchase a suitable sub.

My two cents.
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05 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
geeve420, please re-read the OP's post. He's trying to "copy" the program over from his old XP machine to Windows x64. He doesn't have the original disk!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vulcanzero1 View Post
Problem is, I don't have the software disc for Coverdesigner anymore. I tried to copy the original installation files from old drive to new drive but there is a file missing advrcntr2.dll as in when trying to activate "CoverDes.exe, I get "This program requires the file advrcntr2.dll which was not found on this system"
It appears the program isn't going to let him do that. Add to the fact that the program is being copied from Windows XP 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit. Who knows where those files are supposed to be is a complete guess! We can assume, but Windows 7 x64 is not Windows XP 32.

I say again, find the disk and see if you can actually install it. If not you may have to purchase a suitable sub.

My two cents.
Yeah I saw that and edited my previous post (#4). I was just trying to offer a way to perhaps find and copy the .dll from the old drive. Never said it would work, just thought it was worth a shot. As far as compatibility, I am sure there will be issues I have to agree with you as far as just get another program that is compatible.

I would imagine even if that .dll is found and moved it will throw even more errors at the OP, but what can hurt to try
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05 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
I would imagine even if that .dll is found and moved it will throw even more errors at the OP, but what can hurt to try
I'm thinking the same thing. And yeah it doesn't hurt to try, but I'm thinking he already got his answer, thus his post

Also the file that's missing seems to be for software activation, and trying to get around software activation gets you....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vulcanzero1 View Post
but there is a file missing advrcntr2.dll as in when trying to activate "CoverDes.exe, I get "This program requires the file advrcntr2.dll which was not found on this system".
My two cents.
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