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Windows 7: MagicDisc

30 Jul 2012   #1
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 
MagicDisc

I'm having a problem w/the driver for MagicDisc, I'll try to list as much as I can recall.

On the 5th of this month, I recieved a new hard drive & I proceeded to install 7 Pro 64Bit & all my programs. All was going just fine when I ran into trouuble installing MagicDisc. I recieved some error about the driver not being "certified by Microsoft" (or something along those lines). Since I've used MagicDisc in the past on 7 Pro 64Bit, I still let the driver go through w/the installation. After this, my computer started going bad.

Checkdisc came up during reboot; after all was done, computer started but went right back into Checkdisc & looped once again. I then started in Safe Mode & tried a System Repair, but that was a no go. This went on for 2 days & I could not remedy the problem.

Then, I got another harddrive & reinstalled the OS & all my programs again (leaving MagicDisc for last). After a day of Windows Updates, checking programs & reboots & finding out all was well; I decided to install MagicDisc. Same problems arose & I had to get things checked out professionally; it was concluded that my problems had to do w/some driver named: MCDBUS.DLL

I now have a NEWLY Fresh install of Win 7 Pro 64Bit & everything has been installed exept MagicDisc. I am a little hesitant to try MagicDisc again, so I emailed the company (support@magiciso.com) but have not heard back from them in 4 days. All I'd like to find out is if there are any problems w/Magicdisc's program/driver.

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30 Jul 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have no idea what that program is which should indicate to you that there are other solutions that work.

I suggest you go to this site and see if the program is ok for use with Win 7 64bit.

Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads
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30 Jul 2012   #3
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

It's a legit program, it gives your system up to 5 virtual drives for use w/a number of image formats>

BIN, IMA/IMG, CIF, NRG, IMG/CCD, MDF/MDS, VCD, VaporCD, VDI
C2D, BWI/BWT, P01/MD1/XA, CDI, TAO/DAO, PDI, VC4/000

According to the website you supplied, MagicDisc IS compatible, so strange.
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30 Jul 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

cjw,

Please visit this link:FAQ on Windows 7 Compatibility Center: Hardware Devices & Software Programs: Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Unfortunately, compatible means only that the mfg says its compatible. With a Win-7 logo, then MS has tested and marked the product as compatible.

Your product does NOT have a MS logo.

Please carry out following:
Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.
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31 Jul 2012   #5
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

If you are trying to state that my 7 Pro 64Bit SP1 OS is NOT genuine, you are sorely mistaken; it IS genuine & all is up-to-date. And the comfuser was built by me.
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31 Jul 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

without your specs then I can not help you.
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31 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The program, MagicDisc, is 3 1/2 years old. The programmer probably moved on and never bothered with the Windows 7 certification process for its program. In that time span, Microsoft has continually tweaked its OS security so uncertified (risky) drivers are prevented from installing.

The fact it worked in the past doesn't help, since the OS is a fresh install with recent patches.

It would be best to find newer alternatives rather than drag the horse and buggy out to the airport to taxi jet-lagged passengers.
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31 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you absolutely need a virtual drive application, why not try one of the other free ones that are updated much more often?
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31 Jul 2012   #9
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

F**K!!!
Everything was running fine & I never installed MagicDisk. Turned on the computer this mourning & again things are messed up.

1st, booted just fine to the desktop; but if I try to open/run anything, the comfuser will just hang for 15-20sec. then open/run:
Open the C: ... hang
go into Control Panel ... hang
Ctrl+Shift+Esc (Task Manager) ... hang
MSConfig ... hang

I tried rebooting & that takes quit a long time. My Standard Account does not show-up during boot (but folder is still there w/all files in it). I cannot get online (using wife's laptop now). Went into Safe Mode & all folders look to be fine.

Then I tried F8, went into System Recovery, tried System Repair & 3 different Restore Points; but each gave me the same error (pic below). I don't even have a Hard Drive D, just C!

All I did yesturday was install SP1 & play some puzzle-type games (offline).
karlsnooks, I did update my System Specs as best as I can, if there's anything else you need to know, let me know.


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01 Aug 2012   #10
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Just called Microsoft & what a waste of time! After I explained everthing, I was told:
"Just reinstall the OS"

No help as to why my Standard Account is not showing up at the login screen, no explaination as to the reason System Repair & Restore Points are looking for a D:, no troubleshooting of any kind!

DAMN!
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