IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service and DVD-RAM

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#1

Hi everyones…thanks for your time.

Under WinXP (sp2), i have installed dvd-ram driver version 5.0.2.5. Everything actually works fine. I just need to know if the shortcut in the Startup folder can be removed safely. It is named RAMASST and it points to C:\WINDOWS\system32\RAMASST.exe. From what i’ve read, RAMASST.exe is used to disable the XP built-in cd burning functions. If i right-click the drive’s letter in My Computer (Pioneer DVR-111D crossflashed to DVR-111L)>recording tab, “Enable CD recording on this drive” is not ticked. Also in Services, the IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service is set to manual. This said, can i conclude that RAMASST.exe is useless on my system at the present time? TIA for your reply.


#2

Hi,

I think, it is safe to remove the shortcut to RAMASST. But I would strongly recommend to set IMAPI service to DISABLED before in order to avoid problems.

Michael


#3

I’m running with IMAPI set to manual and it doesn’t cause any problems with the RAM drivers.

Even with CD Recording disabled I’ve still left RAMASST running just in case.


#4

Thanks a lot for your replies.
I’ve removed RAMASST from the Startup folder and put it in a temporary place just in case i would get some issues. Everything is fine after 3 days (and 2 reboots)… my automated backups routine still works with the DVD-RAM drive.