Hi Shawn (Brink),
I've come across your posts in the past when trouble-shooting problems with my computer and they have been very helpful. I was wondering if you've seen this problem before and maybe you could post a solution.
Running Windows 7x64 Ultimate, and I noticed my Windows log-in was kind of slow. Started running diagnostics, etc. and then finally my Blu-Ray RW drive stopped working, so I knew there was a real problem. Now Windows loaded quickly, and the BIOS took forever instead, while the Blu-Ray had no power coming to it. So I opened my tower, pushed the SATA connection in a little tighter, and voila, Windows and BIOS are both loading quickly again and Blu-Ray is fully functional.
Now the problem: While the Blu-Ray wasn't working, windows took it's drive extension and assigned my external eSATA hard-drive to it. It must have created one of those hidden 'recycle bin' caches, because now I get the stupid pop-up about hidden recycle bin folder waiting to be burned to disc. I deleted the files from the CD explorer window, from the temporary cache I targeted in properties, etc. - and for some reason, it just keeps regenerating itself. Any ideas on how to kill it for good?
In the meantime, I disabled explorer burn options in the Local Group Policy Editor. This is something I intended to do anyway because I use Nero and DVDFab, and from my experience on three different computers, although no one else will confirm this for me, Nero and DVDFab combination (one or the other or both) breaks or disables the IMAPI service somehow and Explorer won't successfully burn media once Nero and DVDFab are installed and all burning tasks must be done through third party software, henceforth. Is that standard behavior that other people who use Nero and/or DVDFab have reported experiencing?
So I ask my original question just for my own information - because I will probably keep Explorer burning disabled. I don't even use Nero to burn really, I just use it to master and transcode projects, I use DVDFab to rip DVD images, and then I always burn with ImgBurn. But should I decide to uninstall Nero and DVDFab, I'd like to know that my Explorer burning is bugless.