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Error message using Pinnacle instant CD/DVD


ponytail

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I have just found some burning sofware I used to use and dwcided to install it which was fine but when I try and use it I get the following message Driver initialization Errorize Programming interface couldnot be initialized Does anyone know what this means I am on Windows 7 It is version 8

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northumbria61

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How old is the Pinnacle program you are trying to use? It may be that it is not compatible with Windows 7 - a dll. link is missing or it requires a driver update - anyone of these could be preventing it from starting.

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ponytail

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Hi northumbria61 According to the invoice which surprisingly I still have I bought it in November 2005.Is it worthwhile trying to get it to work if so what would I need to try or should I just dispose of it

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northumbria61

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You could see if it will will work in Compatibility Mode or see if there is an update for it on the Manufacturers website

See here enter link description here

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northumbria61

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It appears Version 8 was only compatible with Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP so if it won't work in compatibility mode you will need to look for an alternative program. If you are just after DVD/CD Burning Software there is plenty of choice and there are FREE one's in this link enter link description here

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northumbria61

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I personally use Ashampoo Burning Studio (paid for version) as I like Ashampoo products. You can download a trial version (usually 40 days) Very easy to use.

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ponytail

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Just got this

System Information:

Your machine is currently running: Windows 7. This driver utility is compatible with your operating system.

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ponytail

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I do have the free version of ashampoo which is fine just wanted to see if I could use this program

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ponytail

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Have been into compatibility mode and tried various setting but the problem still remains.It did work on XP 64 bit wih service pack 3

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