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Formatted my pc, reinstalled anydvd but no matter what version i load i can register but it says disabled for drive d: says it can't find the drive & has trouble loading drivers? the drive works fine by any other means? any suggestions would be appreciated

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Cannot format object drive

ok there are a few ways you can do this one way is if you have a windows 98 disk run it from start up it will format it for you or you can buy a set of cables that will let you hook it up as a usb drive hook it up to another computer an format the drive put it back in to laptop an try install again or get a copy of a full version of windows that you had on pc an reinstall it then do your recovery disk or just get a copy of the recover disk for that pc from acer.

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Solutions to watch Blu-ray movies on Mac and WD TV

Not an easy thing for Mac users to play back Blu-ray movies, even they are your personal purchasing. I’ve summarized three ways that Mac users have usually used to playback Blu-ray movies as following. Frankly speaking, the former two solutions seems a little troublesome, personally, I prefer the last one.
Solution 1: With the help of AnyDVD HD via Windows:
- A Windows PC with a built-in Blu-ray drive or an external BD drive.
- A Mac: MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or Mac Pro
- Latest VLC media player or MPlayer
1. Insert your Blu-ray disc to the BD drive, and run AnyDVD HD to remove copyright protections of your disc, no matter what kinds of protections your BD discs adopted, BD+, or AACS, AnyDVD HD is capable of dealing with them. Then you will get unprotected.m2ts files after the access of AnyDVD HD.
2. Copy the .m2ts files to an external drive or a USB stick, whatever, just let the Mac be able to read them.  
3. Use the latest VLC media player or MPlayer to play unprotected .m2ts files.
Solution 2: Running Windows on Mac via Boot Camp
What you will need:
- A BD drive
- A Mac
- Blu-ray playback software on Windows, like Cyberlink PowerDVD 9 Ultra
1. Install Boot Camp and Windows
I do not mention too much about this process, because Apple has already given the full direction about it here.
2. Connect BD drive with your computer, and Playback Blu-ray via PowerDVD 9 Ultra on the newly installed Windows OS.
Solution 3: Rip BD with Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac
What you will need:
- A BD drive
- Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac
This ripper provides directly copy function as well as HD video output option, so there is no need to worry about the output file quality of your Blu-ray movie.
The above two methods are all depending on the assistant of Windows, while the third one is not, thus I’d like to show the detailed operating steps about this one in detail.

Easy-to-use steps:
1. Load BD files through "DVD Folder" or "IFO File".
2. Select audio track from the pull down menu of "Audio", both Dolby TrueHD audio and DTS-HD Master Audio are supported.
3. Click the drop-down list of "Format" to select output format. Directly copy, HD video, iPhone, iPod, PS3, and many other devices and formats are all supported.
4. Click "Settings" button to adjust audio and video parameters like codec name, bit rate, aspect ration, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channels(5.1 channels is included).
5. Click "Browse" button to specify save path.
6. Click "Convert" button to start conversion.
Once the conversion is done, you are able to find out the output files via clicking "Open" button. If you choose directly copy, you can use VLC or MPlayer to play the output .m2ts files, if you converted to other usual formats, like mov, mp4, then you can use QuickTime player or whatever to play back them. 
Via the Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac mentioned in solution 3, you can also absolutely realize playback BD movies on your HDTV with WD TV. Both WD TV Live HD Media Player and WD TV HD Media Player are all workable with .m2ts files, and they also support Full HD resolutions up to 1080P in common. In order to reserve the HD audio and video quality of your BD movie, you can completely select "Copy"> "Directly Copy" to just get the .m2ts files as the original as long as your USB device has enough space to store the output files. If not, you can also consider converting BD to a HD video format to save space as well as keep HD quality of the source file.

Well, hope the above contents are helpful.

on Jan 24, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders


How to make Blu-ray .m2ts streams available for your PC and portable devices

To enable Blu-ray .m2ts streams to be available for playback on a PC or some popular portable multimedia players like iPod, iPhone, PSP, etc., the way of Windows users is to make use of AnyDVD HD to remove Blu-ray copyright protections as well as the region codes in the first step, and then have access to an M2TS converter to do format conversion in the second step. Apart from this method, another way is also practical, that is taking advantage of a Blu-ray ripper directly to complete this process once and for all. Since not everybody is clearly about the two ways, also because I have enough spare time currently, I will present the two solutions in a detailed way in this post, and hope it would be of some help for you guys who are hunting for this info.
Solution 1: with the help of AnyDVD HD and an M2TS Converter
What you will need:
- A Windows PC with a built-in Blu-ray drive or an external BD drive.
- Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter
1. Insert your Blu-ray disc to the BD drive, and run AnyDVD HD to remove copyright protections and region codes of your disc, no matter what kinds of protections your BD discs adopted, BD+, or AACS, AnyDVD HD is capable of dealing with them. Then you will get unprotected.m2ts files after the access of AnyDVD HD.
If you just want to watch the .m2ts files on your PC, you can use VLC media player, KMPlayer, or whatever to open these files for playback. If you need import them to your portable devices for playing, you should go on with the following step to do format conversion. Additionally, according to my own experience, VLC and KMPlayer sometimes are choppy while playing .m2ts files, suppose you want to watch them smoothly, format conversion is also recommended.
2. Convert .m2ts files to your wanted format (fit for your media players or portable devices)
In this step, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter will fully perform its functionality.

Step 1: Click "Add" button to input .m2ts files to this program
Step 2: Select output format and set destination folder
Click the pull down menu of "Format" to choose an output format according to your end use, this application provides a wide range of HD and SD formats output:
HD formats including .mkv, .mp4, .avi, .mov, .mpg, .ts, .wmv, etc.
SD formats including .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .mov, .wmv, .3gp, .flv, .f4v, .swf, .asf, .m4v, .vob, etc.
The output files can be added to iPod, iPhone, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360,Apple TV, Blackberry, Gphone, Zune, , Creative Zen, Archos, Nokia, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, etc. for playback or editing.
Meanwhile, if you dislike using the default save path to store the output files, you can click the folder icon at the opposite side of "Output" to specify where to locate them.
Step 3: Click "Settings" button to adjust audio and video parameters
Codec name, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, aspect ratio, and audio channels are all changeable in the popup window.
Step 4: Click "Convert" button to start conversion
Once finished, the generated files can be found out while clicking on "Open" button effortlessly. And then you can do whatever you like with the output files.
Solution 2: with the help of Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper:
What you will need:
- A Windows PC with a built-in Blu-ray drive or an external BD drive.
Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper
Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper is an independent and professional utility to rip both Blu-ray discs and general DVDs to your wanted HD or SD media formats. With full Blu-ray disc support, it is able to remove copyright protections of your BD disc, no matter BD+, or AACS, even MKB Version > 10 is supported as well. With advanced audio technology, it is capable of reading all audio tracks of a BD disc, including Dolby TureHD Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio, which will never let you miss the mother tongue of the movie.
1. Insert your BD disc to the drive, and then run Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper
2. Rip BD files to your wanted formats, directly copy is supported.

Step 1: Click "DVD Rom", "DVD Folder" or "IFO/ISO" to load Blu-ray .m2ts files
Step 2: Select output format and set save path
Click the drop-down list of "Format" to select your needed output format, and click the folder icon at the end of "Output" to specify the destination folder.
Step 3: Adjust audio and video parameters
Click "Settings" button, then you will be able to adjust bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, sample rate, audio channel in the popup window.
Step 4: Click "Convert" button to start Blu-ray ripping
Once the ripping task is completed, you can find out the output files via clicking on "Open" button.
The second solution seems more convenient, but if you already have an AnyDVD HD, you can consider adopting the first solution certainly. If you have none of them, then the second one would be a better choice. Compare with AnyDVD HD, this Blu-Ray Ripper is more powerful, taking removing copy protections aside, it allows users ripping BD disc to whatever format they want, as well as supports adjusting customized settings like bit rate, frame rate, resolution, audio track, etc to downsize your Blu-ray movie. Also, it’s much less cost is also a consideration, no more than $45 USD. Well, hope this helps.

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I have a virus that has disabled everything on my computer - how do I get rid of it ? It showed up a few days ago and has locked out my ability to use internet or any program but it connects to a...

Unfortunately, this type of virus is actually a virus that is a result of the company that actually has you going to the website to install the anti-virus software, nice huh?
So, there is really only one 100% foolproof way of eliminating this virus and that is by formatting your Hard Drive and reinstalling windows. Now, if you have extremely valuabe information on that drive that you can't afford to lose, then you can perform a small trick. You can install a new Hard Drive in the #1 position of the Seriel Cable or PCMI Position #1 if an older PC. If you are not familiar with the inside of your PC, you'll need to take your PC to a local PC Repair shop and ask them to install a new Hard Drive and OS and pull the data off the old hard drive and have it copied over to the new Hard Drive. Sometimes this may not be possible, but it can't hurt to try. Then the infected drive can be formatted and you'll have 2 drives in your PC, your old one being just a great back up spare drive.
If you don't have such valuable data on the drive, then the process is much simpler. Just reinstall your Windows OS (Windows 7, Vista, XP) whatever version of Windows Software you have. You will need the original Windows OS installation disk if it is an OEM version of Windows, or go and purchase a Full version of Windows and install from the CD.
When you go to install Windows, you will be asked if you wish to format disk prior to installing, make sure you select yes. Then you drive will be formatted, automatically removing the virus, then reinstalling windows on newly formatted Hard Disk.

Hope that helps

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Wants to reformat drive when trying to access.

Install the drive as a secondary drive on known working computer. Go into it via windows explorer, locate and backup the files you want on a usb stick or external hard drive. Format the drive, load your OS, and reinstall the files you saved from the drive before you formatted it.

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Sandisk U3 Launcher wont start is there a conflict with my Stick Drive?

There are known conflicts between Nero v7.x Essentials that is bundled with loads of DVD burners and the U3 launcher when you insert the USB stick into a PC. You will normally get error code 1001 which is a failure to connect error, or a 1010 connection time-out error


  • 1001 Error in the communication to the device
  • 1002 API initialization error
  • 1003 Not a U3 device
  • 1004 Domain type error
  • 1005 Internal error
  • 1006 Device is not connected
  • 1007 Error in parameters passed to the method
  • 1008 Error in domain address
  • 1009 Passed buffer is too small
  • 1010 Connect time-out has been reached
  • 1011 Error while initializing the applications list
  • 1012 Error while initializing the applications paths
  • 1013 Error while initializing the host path

The most common reasons for the U3 Launchpad failing to launch:
  1. - Conflicts with application software ( Nero 7, AnyDVD)
  2. - Conflict with hardware drivers (disable all other virtual drives)
  3. - Conflict with CD/DVD (remove all CD/DVDs from the trays)
  4. - Windows drive letter masking bug ( change the drive letters and remove network shares)
  5. - Inadequate USB power supply (stop it and try another port)

Also when the USB hub as found the drive you may get the pelican extension error where the I: as shown here is the actual stuck drive memory the virtual CD-ROM will be under another letter maybe F: for example and will contain the three files required to launch the Cruiser software to that you can add U3 applications.

You may also see the Pelican (aka Cruzer Program Wizard) Extension error as it tries to access system folder on the physical memory stick


There is no know patch the simplest way is to uninstall Nero and upgrade to a later version.Nero v9.4.12.708 Lite is free and has all the basic functions that you will ever need to burn sucessfull CD and DVD media.

I suggest that you use the Nero Clean Tool v5.0.0.13 to remove all traces the offending Nero 7 this will take about 5 mins to action


I suggest you also remove all traces of your personal settings to make sure I has totally gone this is the only way to make sure that you trusted U3 drive will work in you PC without a complete Windows DOS re-install.


Don't bother upgrading to the Nero Reloaded full version unless you really think you need to safe yourself £39.99 you will get £10 discount if you use the Essentials upgrade now link.

Nero v9 - Reloaded Retail Version

NOTE : Other programs known to cause similar conflicts are if in doubt disable the program that you have and try again to launch the U3, for he full details
  • B's Clip (from BHA)
  • Data Add 2.0 (Ulead)
  • DirectCD (from Adaptec/Roxio)
  • InCD and Nero 7.0 (InCD.exe & InCDSrv.exe)
  • PacketCD (from CeQuadrat)
  • RecordNow MAX, MyCD, PrimoCD, PrimoDVD and DLA (from Veritas)
  • Write DVD! (from Software Architects)
  • Roxio Studio (drag and drop)
  • MusicMatch Jukebox (MIM.EXE)
  • DLA
  • **AnyDVD
  • Mix Meister
  • HP memories Disc Creator
  • DVDLauncher and Dell Media Experience (reported on user incident)
Its a good idea to use Nirsofts excellent USBDeview to monitor all your USB devices I have created an automatic installer that includes the USBIDS Linux Catalog Maintained by Stephen J. Gowdy update for available HERE on my SkyDrive Live and also mirrored HERE please keep my rapidshare mirror links alive the more they are downloaded the longer they will last.

** AnyDVD can still be used if you change prevent it loading on startup you need to make sure that the U3 launcher has started first then you can start AnyDVD also change the drive selection so that it only monitors your physical drives, the de-select all your virtual drives just to be sure that there are no conflicts during the use of AnyDVD.


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My notebook cannot detect a cdrom drive .. I have formatted my laptop twice already but ' My Computer ' is also not showing any Cdrom drive ..the cdrom drive is opening but there is no detection watsoever...

restore to the factory defaults from bios...probably the device is disabled ...also you may take a look into device manager ( my comp-prop/ .....) to see if it allows you to restore or enable ...
so matter if you reinstall the OS and format the hdd...if its disabled from bios...the installing process..ignores the cd drive ...its like you have 2 Lan cards and you disabled one for to use the new one ...or something like this ...
there is some place where you can enable it ....but you will also have to reinstall the os ...or at least the driver for the cd drive ...if you are not sure what Im talking about ...ask someone to take a look and restore the cd drive from bios...

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please check the consistancy of hard drive or try to run a zero format first and then reinstall the win

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This Blu ray Ripper software could convert Blu-ray/DVD to video in various formats, like MKV, MP4, MOV, etc. By converting, Blu-ray/DVD movies could be played on various popular media players, like Apple media devices, Android smartphones and tablets, Windows media players, various smartphones, etc.
Watch HD Blu ray DVD movies freely on the go

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Windows booting problem

hi sunnyh, when you start up the PC start pressing the F8 key every 2 seconds. A dos like window will load. At the bottom of the list choose, last known good configuration. (win might load the last good configuration) it's worth the try.
If your PC still does not load windows than repeat the above, this time choose, Disable automatic restart on system failure.
This also might allow windows to load (hopefully).
A system that starts going into this restart loop happens for many different reasons. Most common reason was a program that was last installed just before PC was restarted. Second most common reason for restart loop. Added new hardware, bios changes & windows boot files corrupted. If you did install a program, uninstall it. If you were in your bios & made changes, reset the bios. If you flashed the bios, go back to the old bios version. If you added new hardware replace with older hardware.
To fix Windows you may have to reinstall it. Do not run format or you will loose all your data. Even system restore CD's allow for a win reinstall without a format, however if the cd does not allow you to reinstall win unless you do a format. Than windows startup files are too screwed up & you'll have no choice but to format.

All you can do is try the above & cross your fingers.

Good luck!

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