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So I'm using Photo Story 3 with the Sonic Plug-in to burn a DVD Slide Show.  Most of the time the Sonic Plug-in doesn't get it done.  Things get started on the burn seemingly fine.  As the progress bar meter crawls across it hesitates a long time at 10 bars which is about 40% of the process.  The HDD light flickers like it is doing something.  The window that opens is called Creating Disk and the process is called Converting files.  Well after an unusually long time the next 6 bars speed across and stops and a window pops up saying: Sonic Cannot Create the DVD Because an Error Occurred.  Dorky huh?  Couldn't they have programed it to indicate what the error might be.  Anyway I uninstalled Sonic and reinstalled and it worked fine last week.  Now I uninstalled and reinstalled Sonic and it's the same old.  I running Win XP SP 2 with all available updates and patches.  PC is a Dell Dimension 3100 Pentium 2.8 with 1gb Ram.  Generic on board graphics processing.  The question is what is going on and how do we fix it. ?
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I had success by uninstalling the Sonic Plug-in and the Photo Story 3.  Then reinstalling Photo Story 3 and then Sonic Plug-in.  That was around April 4, 2007.  Haven't burned any Photo Story stuff since then.  Probably will have to uninstall and reinstall again.  Too bad one or both of these gets unstable or corrupt.
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Symantic is the one that is causing your heartache, if you browse experts exchange you will find you are not alone and we experts even encorage uninstalling it.
Its very good too good too secure to the poinbt it takes over your computer.
It is also good practise and normal proceedure to disconnect from the internet and install any programs with AV off firewall off.
See how you go installing using that proceedure.
Regards Merete

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Bingo !  I relate to what you are telling me.  Just installed Norton AV 2007.  Unbelievable how "In your face" it has become.  Even had trouble installing it as it seems it can't deal with previous versions of Norton AV on the PC.  Had to download their "special" uninstaller to get rid of Norton AV 2006.  I'm going to use one of the good free AV software in the future.
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May I suggest AVG, what like about this av is it certifies all your out going  emails virus free with the date of the patch, scans all incoming
 also it automaticaly updates as soon as you turn on your compter, doesnt use a lot of cpu.
Add spyblaster and your pretty safe , install spyware blaster then update it then activate the immunise all.
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cheers
Merete
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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