Question about Mad Dog Multimedia (MD16XDVD9) DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner
I recently purchased an external Mad Dog MegaStor 18x Triple Format Drive with the software CD that contained Roxio Creator 8.2 XE. And I have some concerns about the installation. I have worked with computers for many years and I’m not a new when it comes to installing software. But this one was different. The only reason I say that is because my security/virus checking software was freaking out like never before. I am running Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 under Windows XP. The warning messages seemed unusual and excessive.
It isn’t unusual for the security software to give me a heads-up when a program write to the registry. It is usually a blue-bordered pop-up window. But in addition to that, there were frequent "squeals" accompanied by red-bordered windows with ominous messages like:
1. Process is trying to install driver and gain full access to operating system. Security control will not be available anymore.
2. Process attempting to gain full access to the system by installing a driver. Writing system registry values from file C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\DLARTL_N.sys.
3. Process attempting to gain full access to the system by installing a driver. Writing system registry values from file C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\DRVNDDM.sys.
4. Suspicious driver installation, Running process (PID:2604): c:\Program Files\Roxio\DLA\dlauninw.exe
5. Running hidden installation into system:
Program module installed and registering in registry key \REGISTRY\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run with value DLA without user interaction. This activity is similar to Trojan Downloader/Dropper.
The warning that bothered me the most was the, "security control will not be available anymore." Excuse me? I’m installing multimedia software and I have to give up security control? I don’t get it. Of course I understand that I need to install drivers like I’ve done dozens of times but I’ve never seen messages like this before. Is this normal for this type of software?
The CD is "dirty". Trust Kaspersky and do not try to use it. Possibly Mad Dog is not aware of the problem. I have encountered this problem before with other seller-supplied software.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have been using my Mad Dog External CD/DVD burner for serveral years now on both Mac & PC. However, I do have intermittant issues when the computer recognizes the Mad Dog but my software does not (Toast). There is no driver for Mac as far as I know. I called Mad Dog one time and they rudely suggested that Mac does not need a driver and that I should know that. No help at all!!! I will try the suggestion for PCs to turn everything off, turn on the Mad Dog, then boot my computer and see if that works. Does anyone else use a Mac and have more solutions?????
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
You can get some converters for the serial hookups call around some of your local computer shops and they should have it if not check out newegg.com
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
SOURCE: I have the Mad Dog
Sorry to say, no. According to NVIDIA this is a legacy product (older model). The most current drivers offered by nvidia are for windows XP back in 2006. You can check for yourself here:
Your product type is "LEGACY"
Try a newer card and look it up at the manufacturers website. I love nvidia by the way ;)
Posted on Jan 11, 2011
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