I am using the default burner, though I tried to install Roxio and then
uninstalled it. This problem predated the Roxio install, however. I see the
doubles in the folder window on the left side of the screen (you need to
click on "folder" at the bottom to get the window), not the right side of the
screen, in case that makes a difference. I've never had a double on the
The bigger problem seems to be the way explorer doesn't update the contents
of a cd/rw or dvd/rw disk when it has changed. I've even erased the disk
(got successful erase message) and the files are still listed as there. I've
drilled down several levels, found a program and begun an install of the
program! Sort of weird. But if I eject the disk and put it back in, it
shows it as blank, so it was erased. It appears that the os is still
accessing the files from the old file table and doesn't update to the new
file table until the disk is ejected. That doesn't happen in XP and I don't
think it should happen in Vista. (With DVD disks (and maybe CD/RW's, too) I
don't think the files are every fully erased, just written over).
Thanks again for the feedback.
"Michael Cecil" wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jul 2006 06:18:02 -0700, Jo <Jo@discussions.microsoft.com>
> >Thanks, Michael, but I didn't make any registry changes. I appreciate your
> >offer of help! This has been true since the beginning of my installs on all
> >3 clean installs I've done. Are you saying this hasn't happened to you? I
> Nope, even when I upgraded to 5456 explorer has worked "normally" for me.
> I still don't like some of the features but nothing has been doubled.
> >don't have anything unusual that should cause this, but I may use Explorer
> >more than most casual computer users and thus see the behavior more than
> >most. I've especially been testing the CD/DVD writing capabilities of
> >Vista...don't think much of them so far. It writes MUCH slower to my DVD/RW
> >drive than XP and often crashes/freezes during writes.
> So it's doing that with the default writing ability or have you installed
> some 3rd party disc burning software? I've never bothered with the
> default disc burning stuff since it is so limited in options. I have
> installed an ASPI layer manually and also installed and used Nero 6
> without problems (I consider Nero 7 to be too bloated and
> If you're just using the default stuff, then perhaps your problems stem to
> some hardware or driver issues.
> Michael Cecil