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Lightscribe driver and Windows 7 Registry

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Hi all,

 

I have a weird problem involving the installation of the driver for a Lightscribe CD/DVD burner. I have several of these burners including an HP TS-L633R internal SATA drive on one Windows 7 Ultimate machine and a couple of Toshiba/Samsung TSST SD-R6572M IDE drives in an external case and internally in a Compaq EVO N620c laptop with XP Pro. The external works fine with other machines when the driver installs properly including both on my Windows 7 Ultimate machines.

 

An acquaintance of mine was impressed with the ability to burn the 'label' on Lightscribe CDs and DVDs because of the permanency. So he ordered an external drive a year ago. At that time, when he could not get it to burn the labels on the appropriate discs, I tried to install my software, a generic Lightscribe program and the Nero Cover Design program. I also tested his new external drive on my machines and it worked properly. However, I cannot get his to burn the labels using either of his machines, both Windows 7 Home Premium. And, my external burner also does not work with his machine.

 

In trying to see what is different between his machines and mine, I looked at the Registries using Regedit (I am old-school, having been in the software development and IT field since 1983). On my machines, Win 7 or XP, I find reference to Lightscribe all over the place. However, on his home machine, Win 7, (I do not want to go into the Registry of his work machine until I can get his home machine to work) I find no reference at all to Lightscribe.

 

I have even put a spare HDD in one of my XP laptops, reinstalled the OS, checked the new Registry and found no Lightscribe (as expected), then installed the software which I use (on his as well as mine), checked the Registry again and found the appropriate reference to Lightscribe and was able to burn a label.

 

Does anyone have an idea why the driver does not get 'loaded' into the Registry on his Win 7 Home Premium machine? Despite my long-time experience professionally, I have no problem admitting that some things are beyond me, such as how to work with the Registry other than reading it and saving it. I have not had to deal with the Registry in my work, primarily because my work is primarily with database system.

 

TIA

 

-Mac-

Edited by macdunn

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Hello,

 

It has been years since I've played with LightScribe technology, but didn't the CDs/DVDs have to be inserted upside down into the drive in order for the optical drive's laser to tattoo a label onto them?

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

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fixed a typo

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Hi goretsky,

 

Right, the data side goes down when you want to burn the data. Then, you flip the Lightscribe-compatible disc over to burn the label in the Lightscribe-compatible burner.

 

The label is burned on and therefore is only black. There have been only five colours for the label side, but I have rarely seen a colour other than gold.

 

I have, though my continued use, found that you can leave the disc in the burner, label-side down, and burn it more than once. When you burn the same design, it just gets darker. You can even take the disc out and re-insert it, and the design will be burnt exactly where the first burning is. There is a 'register' mark on the inner edge of the disc where it is clear.

 

-Mac-

 

 

Hello,

 

It has been years since I've played with LightScribe technology, but didn't the CDs/DVDs have to be inserted ǝpısdn uʍop into the drive in order for the optical drive's laser to tattoo a label onto them?

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

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