Free AnyDVD?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by therivetman, Feb 21, 2008.

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  1. therivetman

    therivetman Well-Known Member

    Be careful using ANYDVD versions you've not aquired at the official Slysoft site. ANYDVD now writes to the hidden system partition on an XP drive reserved for the Windows operating system. These so called cracked copies of ANYDVD can cause drives to vanish and even more serious problems such from data loss to complete drive failure. Even messing with a genuine copy can cause problems. After your trial period is up buy it or stop trying to use it.
    p.s.
    Formatting will not remove the information stored on the hidden partition.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2008
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Seems to me that it would be much simpler to buy Anydvd.
     
  3. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    LOL and how is this new? How would the user even know?
     
  4. therivetman

    therivetman Well-Known Member

    switching

    switching from your desktop to laptop could cause your drive to go missing if you're not careful. Mine did....couldn't get my blu ray recognized by anydvd till i reinstalled windows and also deleted the hidden partition first....no problem for me i have my key backed and my logical drive backed up using NTI, but a disaster for some.
     
  5. therivetman

    therivetman Well-Known Member

    6300 versions

    This was introduced in the 6300's versions as a 2 part unit.
    Unit 1 being the obvious (enhanced copy protection for the AnyDvd program) and 2 (each Blu Ray + disk will probably require unique handling so rather than continually updating AnyDvd, AnyDvd HD BD will now communicate with home base being updated on the fly.)
    Why is that so difficult to understand.
     
  6. Pelvis Popcan

    Pelvis Popcan Well-Known Member

    Hidden system partition?

    That's the first time I've ever heard about Windows using a hidden system partition.

    Sometimes laptop and desktop OEM's use a "hidden" partition for storing backup files or other parts of the BIOS and CMOS, but if you install Windows XP on a totally blank hard drive, it doesn't create any "hidden" partitions.

    Disappearing drives are usually caused by missing files for drive filters specified in registry. If Windows XP can't find a drive filter file, it will completely turn off access to all drives used by the drive filter, and the drive letters won't show up in Windows Explorer.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
  7. waxman

    waxman Guest

    I call BS! It's FUD!! There is no "hidden" partition. Drives don't vanish, no data loss and for sure no drive failure. Please don't post such crap here. :rock:
     
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    The original poster is referring to what happens when people use cracked versions of Anydvd. Drives can and have indeed disappeared when using cracked versions of Slysoft software.

    Please do not insult people. :policeman:
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
  9. waxman

    waxman Guest

    I never insulted anyone!! And even with a cracked version it does none of what was stated. It's FUD, drives don't disappear, there is no "hidden" partition. The things that are stated are false. He also stated if you mess with a legite version this can happen. I am just stating that what was said is wrong, very, very wrong. Yes people need to buy it; it's well worth every penny, or should I say Eruo? But to post false info is just plain wrong. :rock:
     
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Do not order people around and state that what people are posting is "crap" and "FUD", especially when you're wrong, please.

    You are mistaken. Tom has told me as much. It's his job to know what happens.

    Well, I admit I have no idea what he's referring to with respect to hidden partitions.

    How do you think cracks are made? People "mess" with legit versions.

    No. You're mistaken.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
  11. waxman

    waxman Guest

    I am not mistaken and I have never ordered anyone around. I am just getting the truth out there. I understand how a crack works and it does not always mess with a legit version, depends on how the crack is setup to work but that's for another time. I would figure that Tom would tell you that as he doesn't want people using hacked versions as it cuts into profits, and I can't blame him for that. And I am not wrong, the original poster is wrong and I am setting the record straight. Why is it we can't have a discussion ever on this forum? I expect the thread to be closed after this post, but I will try to get the truth out there. What was stated is wrong, I am sorry if the words "crap" and "fud", well FUD isn't a word, offended anyone that was not the intention of my post. :rock:
     
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, you are. And you are now banned for a week. It's one thing to be wrong; it's another to be wrong persistently, and I really do not have the patience for your behavior here after I told you to quit already. :policeman:

    Cracks do, in fact, cause these sorts of issues. I have witnessed this recently on a system that was taken into a computer shop. A tech who works there called me in to take a look at this person's computer because he, the tech, couldn't figure out what the problem was. The system contained a cracked version of Anydvd.

    I recommend you use this week to reevaluate why you feel you have the right to be rude to people who post here. This isn't the first thread in which I've had to warn you.

    What qualifies what he wrote as "crap" (when drives can, in fact, disappear when using cracked versions of Anydvd), and why do you feel you have the authority to tell people what they can't post (why are you ordering people around)?

    There is no hidden agenda here. I don't make any money from Anydvd sales; I don't work for Slysoft. I have witnessed a crack causing drives to disappear (and all sorts of other issues). Are you going to say that what I'm writing is B.S. as well? I really do not have the patience for your behavior here. And this isn't the first time I've had to warn you in a thread (http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?p=76930)
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
  13. therivetman

    therivetman Well-Known Member

    hidden system partition

    If you'd like to see it put your original XP disk in and boot up on it...when you reach the point where it asks for the partition you'd like to install windows on you'll see an 8 meg partion as well....one of the options is to delete the main partition....select the 8 meg partition for deletion and XP will explain that it's a hidden system partion and you can't delete it. If you choose to delete the main partition both are deleted by default and a new one recreated when you select to install xp on the remaining unpartioned space which is the entire drive.
     
  14. therivetman

    therivetman Well-Known Member

    8 meg partition is created by xp

    It shows up as 8 megs of unpartitioned space

    the problem with the crack is, the creators are probably not aware of this creative change the makers of ANYDVD have chose to use. You are now aware of the change and if your system crashes due to unauthorized alterations of a perfectly fine piece of software then you have only yourself to blame. If your drive does dissappear, buying ANYDVD and installing it should save all your data....but uninstall that other pirated version first.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
  15. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

    That non partition space is only created if you have more than one partition. If I were you I would gather my facts before posting. Most likely when bought the computer it was already there. Especially if it contain recovery partition. (Used when to recover factory defaults.)

    Second, most important is that non partition space is basically info how many partition it have and to track physical location. If one partition you won’t have it. More than one you will have it.

    Also exact space is 7.8 Mb not 8 Mb

    Anydvd doesn't cause partition change. here is why, I took into account harddrive layout before installing and after installing anydvd they were same!! except sector layout. (more were used)

    It could be possible you may have another program causing non partition to be made.
     
  16. therivetman

    therivetman Well-Known Member

    i explained how to see it

    Just go check....nothing so special they've been doing it since xp was created


    ANYDVD doesn't change the size of the partition it only writes to it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
  17. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    If you are so sure I guess you are using a cracked version. We do not tolerate this here.:policeman:
     
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