Failed to init Elby CDIO!

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by pyro1711, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. Art Homer

    Art Homer New Member

    Failed to init ElbyCDIO -- still!

    I am one of those who has been getting the message "Failed to init ElbyCDIO" and AnyDVD fails to operate. This has happend for the latest and the previous version. I can turn off the User Account - and then it does work - but that isn't the correct answer. Slysoft should fix this so that this error goes away! I get the message even when I reboot - it is one of the first on my screen as the boot process continues. Thanks to this FORUM I learned about disabling the User account to make it function. So thanks to you, and now it's SlySoft's turn to make this right!

  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If you're using Vista, then click this.

    If you have Zonealarm on your system, ensure Anydvd is being given permission to access the trusted zone.
    Similarly if you have a firewall, antivirus or spyware program--ensure it's not blocking Anydvd from running.
    Provided you downloaded Anydvd from Slysoft's website, Anydvd is a safe program (you have nothing
    to be paranoid about).

    If you have System Mechanic, System Mechanic Pro, or any kind of registry monitoring program, please ensure
    these programs are allowing Anydvd's installation program to modify your registry--as those programs can block
    Anydvd from installing properly.

    If you keep getting "your trial has ended" messages, despite using your license key

    If Anydvd says your drive is disabled, ignore the message unless you also receive it
    when you have a movie inserted in that drive.
    Some drives' firmware may report the wrong
    information to Anydvd. Often Anydvd will still function properly.
    visit (Zebadee's Anydvd works fine)

    If Anydvd can't see your drives or they aren't listed, click the red fox icon on your toolbar. Navigate to "Drives"-->"Selection".
    Ensure your optical drives are checkmarked.

    Right click the Anydvd icon on your desktop. Click "properties". Click the "Compatibility tab". If you're using
    Windows XP, ensure the box for "compatibility mode" is not selected. -- thanks to vbro for the information

    linx05 says Teatimer enabled on Spybot can cause problems during installation: visit

    1. Exit out of all Slysoft programs and reinstall

    a) Keep your license key file backed up safely
    b) Uninstall Anydvd (start-->all programs-->Slysoft--->Anydvd-->Uninstall)
    c) Reboot
    d) Try running a registry cleaner program at this point like CCleaner
    e) Download Anydvd
    f) Exit all Slysoft programs (including Anydvd, Clonedvd2, Clonecd, Clonecdtray, Clonedvdmobile, etc.). Check Windows Task Manager if you have to.
    g) At this point disable your antivirus and firewall programs
    h) Reinstall
    i) Reboot
    j) Install your license key (if required)
    k) At this point enable your antivirus and firewall programs

    If that doesn't work go on to step 2.

    2. Read fully

    3. Click this

    Do what it says to do.


    a) Download imgburn. It's a free program:
    (it's also an excellent program imo)

    b) Go to Tools > Filter Driver Load Order. Click "Clipboard". Then paste the information you pasted into your clipboard into your next post (ctrl-v).


    visit (thanks to Zebadee)
    Use one of the programs mentioned, and list your Lowerfilters and Upperfilters in your next post.

    Or for XP users only,
    Click Start, Run
    type regedit
    Go to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current Control Set\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    We want what's listed in "LowerFilters" and "UpperFilters". List your Lowerfilters and Upperfilters in your next post.

    Before you do this visit, and read the first post please, so you can get a better understanding of what is going on.

    Do not start randomly deleting filters, please.

    5. If Anydvd/Clonedvd2 is locking up at this point, then read
  3. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    That's bad, these files are essential. Try to reinstall, but make sure to disable all spyware / anti virus / ... software.
  4. michael

    michael Member

    Hi James,
    Disable spyware/anti virus software is so dangerous 4 users! Which anti virus and spyware and fireware are best compatible for anydvd? and James computer use what spyware / anti virus software/ fireware? Maybe that is a good choice 4 anydvd users.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2007
  5. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    It isn't dangerous at all if you know what you are doing. I have used avast! without any problems for a while now.
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    During uninstall of AnyDVD? You can enable it again afterwards.
  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Firwewall: Sygate Personal Firewall. Very good, unfortunately Symantec bought them and now it is discontinued. :mad:
    Anti Virus: Had AVG for a long time, now switched to avast. Both never caused a problem.
    Spyware: Occasional runs of Spybot Search & Destroy, just do *not* use the TeaTimer.
  8. michael

    michael Member

    if you just disable awhile,it isn't dangerous. I have used Kaspersky Internet Security6.0, but my pc will go down to blue screen on occasion, I am not sure whether my KIS6 conflict with anydvd, so I wanna know james who is the anydvd developer use what fireware/anti virus software/spyware. I will use the same fireware/anti virus software/spyware on my new computer to avoid disgusting blue screen.
  9. michael

    michael Member

    Hi james,
    Thnaks for your quick reply,but the new pc OS is windows vista biz version! Sygate Personal Firewall could not run on windows vista, anydvd is still developed under windows XP? Do you have windows vista pc? and which fireware and Anti Virus software are used on your windows vista pc?
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2007
  10. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Of course. I am not a masochist. :D

    Only for testing.

    None, but avast! should work fine.
  11. JarodMacintosh

    JarodMacintosh New Member

    glad I found this thread, it was driving me nutz every time I booted.:clap:
  12. robmobabri

    robmobabri New Member

    :D Webslinger THANK YOU!!!

    I have XP and after trying everything I could think of i followed your link and found Nero was the culprit. So anyone know how I can get nero to work at the same time as AnyDVD or is that for another thread?
  13. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    It's unlikely that Nero was the problem, as I have Nero and Anydvd installed on a couple of different systems. Incd, however (which is sometimes installed by Nero), should not be installed.
  14. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Same here Nero and anydvd with no issues, so see if you have inCD installed which can cause problems.
  15. azul

    azul New Member

    Thx been driving me crazy for months.
  16. AUGUSTUS777

    AUGUSTUS777 New Member


    For those using XP Pro like me, here's the quick workaround!
    Delete Elby CDIO from system32/drivers directory
    Reboot in SAFE MODE install the program and register the key then reboot
    and VOILA!
    The damn thing is working again!!!!!!!!:rock::rock:
  17. tenzip

    tenzip New Member

    I just got the dreaded "Failed to init Elby CDIO" error the other day on an XP Pro machine, and fixed it using the simple steps in Post #36. Thank you Augustus777.
  18. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Congratz!!! And you win the "I found my own answer using the search function award" for today!!
    Very cool! [​IMG]