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AnyDVD and U3 drive with Vista

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by mornhyland, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. mornhyland

    mornhyland New Member

    It seems that if AnyDVD is loaded and I try to insert my U3 Drive everything hangs until I remove the U3 drive and then exit AnyDVD. After I've exited AnyDVD the U3 drive works as expected.

    I should note that U3 drives are not currently supported under Vista, they show up as normal USB drives. I was though able to make mine work.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Are you using Anydvd If not, ensure you are.
  3. mornhyland

    mornhyland New Member

    Yes, I am.

    I noted that the AnyDVD icon in the status bar is a light color when this happens and when I remove the drive it turns darker and then things work.

    IF the drive is already installed and I load AnyDVD the same thing happens, and even if I exit AnyDVD things don't work right until I remove the USB drive.

    Hope tha helps
  4. Coaster

    Coaster Well-Known Member

    @ mornhyland,

    Welcome to the Forum.

    Exactly what are you planning to do with your U3 Smart Drive? The largest U3 Smart Drive is only 4GBs and that is not sufficient space to work with a Commercial DVD Movie. Perhaps I am misunderstanding what you are attempting to do with your U3 Smart Drive.

    I known if your BIOS and/or Windows Operating System fails to properly recognize a particular Drive the AnyDVD software program will trip stumble and fall in its attempt to properly recognize a particular Drive. From your initial posting statement it appears that you have done some trickery in having your Windows Operating System recognize the U3 Smart Drive and possibly this trickery is throwing AnyDVD for a loop.

  5. mornhyland

    mornhyland New Member

    The problem is that I use my U3 Drive for my homework. It means that I can't have my homework drive plugged in at the same time AnyDVD is loaded, or worse yet actually doing something. It seems that should play nice together.

    What I did to make it work was to make some of the loader programs on the U3 drive run as Administrator and it seems to work, though I've yet to reproduce it on another drive.

    Why you say "trip up" does that mean that when I try to start a new program from the start menu it doesn't show up until after I remove the drive?

    The odd thing is that both work fine as long as the other isn't running. Which leads me to think it has something to do with AnyDVD.

    Thanks for the welcome
  6. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    People were having problems with U3 drives and AnyDVD before. Slysoft released a version that supposedly fixed the problems, but I guess not. Atleast not under Vista.
  7. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member 2007 01 14
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  8. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    The U3 software has been known to cause many problems. I have one USB drive with the U3 software (I believe it's a Sandisk) and it caused some problems. I formatted it and got rid of the U3 stuff and never had another problem.