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Uninstalled InCD and conflicts begin

By TheyToldUs
Apr 24, 2007
  1. Okay, I downloaded .DMG files on my PC so I could save them on a disk and put those files on my MacBook.

    But I had InCD (which is part of nero, I think) and that wrote the file on the disk in some weird way which didnt allow my MacBook to read the files in the disk.

    So I removed InCD in the registry (which is the only way because its not on Add/ Remove Programs). Then I restart the computer and I get this message sayign that I no longer have a DVD-Drive and i should re-install the program "Any-DVD" which I already have installed (and never un-installed).

    So I ignored that message. After this I tested the drive out with some DVD movies, and they could be seen by the drive, so I still had a DVD drive.

    But when I stick in a blank DVD-R, it comes up on the drive as "Cd Drive" and when I try to put the .dmg file on it it says there was an error in copying the file.

    It used to come up as "InCD" but now that I dont have that i guess its on default or something.

    If you have any solutions to this problem please reply to this post. I want my Photoshop CS2 full version.
     
  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    PC or Mac

    Use files that you know are read by both OSytems,like ascii.
    EG: Saveing.txt.txt is one of only a few you can use on a PC and Mac.
    Formated files can't,there not ascii.
    Do a google for ascii.I know you'll wonder what it means..
     
  3. TheyToldUs

    TheyToldUs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know what ASCII is T_T. And I cant write anything to the blank disk.....I know its the InCD thing but the problem is i dont know how to get another program to fix it.

    And i dont want to system restore because that doesnt really solve anything....
     
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Incd is is my add remove.Are you useing rw disks and is incd running,
    Check msconfig if you install it again.
    It's only used for cd-rw's or dvd-rw disks.
    They need formating with incd.
    Read the Help file.
     
  5. TheyToldUs

    TheyToldUs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, I wrote the file to a DVD-R before uninstalling InCD and after that, It asked me to format the disk to only computers with InCD can read it or all computers that support UDF format.

    And i just tried after Uninstallation to write a .exe file and it was a no go.
     
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    You don't get it yet

    You don't format cd-r's or dvd-r's.Only rw disks.

    It meant to burn it as readable on any PC.Not format like a hard drive is

    incd does not apply to this topic so stop mentioning it.:wave:

    But I'm betting DMG is not a Windows application,but you can burn it as data without incd
    but not read it in Windows.
     
  7. TheyToldUs

    TheyToldUs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This all happened after I un-installed InCD, it would be a bit strange for it not to be related.

    And I cant burn at all.
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,707   +1,887

    Nero.......

    Sometimes makes a mess of the system registry after a sloppy uninstall such as the one you're describing. Zipperman is right it doesn't apply to the problem you're describing,save for the fact you may have corrupted Nero with the partial uninstall. INCD runs as a background application and automatically formats a RE-WRITEABLE disc when it is inserted to a drive. You can manipulate files that Windows can't read with Nero. Why did you decide that INCD was a problem anyway? Besides you can kill INCD as a startup application with Spybot SD 14 or do a msconfig to prevent it from running without uninstalling it. You would simply summon it from Startsmart when you needed it.
     
  9. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Heres another way

    RW disks are often described as a big floppy disk.
    If you where around then you would understand it's use.
    Once formated you can
    add or delete data in My Computer or Explorer.
    You don't burn rw's.
    They are handy for many who do thing at home to take to the office PC.
     
  10. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    I would try a reinstall of incd the uninstall the correct way
    I let xp format all RW's to fat32
    since most os's can read this by some means you should be safe
    linux may give some grief
    I do know the few systems I installed inCd on did not work right untill I uninstalled same
     
  11. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Formating explained

    This is not formating as in hard drives or disks to be read.
    It's word formating like Microsoft Word . .rtf(ormat) or Adobe .pdf(ile).
    Useing different fonts and page styles.
    rw disks don't use Fat32 or NTFAT.It's a different formating type.
    Sorry i forgot it's name but you have no option formating rw's.
    If you watch you should see the message nameing it.
     
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,707   +1,887

    Concerned in the Colonies.....

    I still think you may have damaged the entire Nero install by trying to take it apart piece by piece. Nero is funny, even when you do a major update (which is of necessity piece at a time), when you ask it to install a desktop icon for Startsmart, if you don't in the order it likes, the next update is likely to not show an icon (even if you ask it to). I think you need to use reverse psychology on it, tell it you don't want an icon and it will give you one. I wish I was kidding, if that's what you're thinking.
     
  13. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Sorry to spoil this conflict

    I installed my Nero 6 cd and accepted a Desktop icon.
    It was there after installing.
    I did an update,it disappeared momentarily but arrived in the top left
    corner after finishing.
    Besides *** creating a Desktop icon isn't Rocket Science.
    :haha:
     
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,707   +1,887

    There,there,Now....

    Now, now, Zippy, don't sell yourself short! Anybody that can right click on something, select create a desktop shortcut and then click on that, deserves to think of themselves as a rocket scientist. So, grab a mag, head for the head and congratulate yourself. Ah, go ahead, don't be shy, you earned it!

    HaHa indeed! ^^ Now that's funny ^^
     
  15. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    At least i'm answering the Topic.So why don't you ?
    It was a newcomer post.So i explained how icons are installed on the desktop.
    You get asked during the installation,Yes or No.
    Your posts are useless and insulting.I could report them.
     
  16. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    mmm thats funny cause my disc' show up under properties as fat32
    is this the default way the program formats the image???
    UDF versus iso?????

    I run xp ntfs OS???????????????????????
     
  17. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    I run XP NTFS

    So do i on my Hard Drives.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    This is my cd-rw Propertys.
     
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