Pinnacle burning software makes a SCSI drive.

  Oldcodger 16:42 17 Nov 2004

I recently unstalled a Samsung DVD-RW which works OK. However, when I installed the Pinnacle Instant CD/DVD burning software, I found it had generated two ROM drives in Dev. Manager - one, the normal IDE and two, a SCSI drive.
Even worse, it had taken the drive letter "F" which I had been using for an extra partition and consequently removed the access to that partition.
I got round the problem by disabling the scsi drive and renaming letters etc. but eventually I took the Pinnacle out and I've Nero - that's OK.
My question is, why would it make that SCSI drive (a "phantom" drive?) when I have no SCSI devices or support of any kind on my system?
Kit - Win. XP Pro., Asus A7V8X-X m'bd.,Athlon 2400 proc. The rest is std. generic stuff.

  rawprawn 17:23 17 Nov 2004

Pinnacle does create an extra drive to facilitate file transfer. It has done it with me. To be honest I don't like Pinnacle, and I use Nero, but I am loathe just to jetison it after having paid.I find it slow and not really user friendly.

  Oldcodger 21:19 17 Nov 2004

rawprawn - I agree - I don't like Pinnacle either now. Still, I'd like a little more info on why they feel the need to create a 'whole scsi drive' just to improve(?) file transfer. It's got me really curious now.
Thanks so far.

  Oldcodger 20:08 02 Dec 2004

Well, I finally got a response from Pinnacle yesterday. All they said was much the same as rawprawn - a virtual drive to keep file in transit on - or words to that effect.
As the point is now only academic, I'm going to mark this thread as 'resolved'.

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