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Is there a way to make illustrator happy while keeping my cd drive?
No. That issue is the old ATAPI fix getting in the way, but it only occurs with specific combinations of drives and controllers. Either you live with it, or replace the hardware (buy a new drive). There is no inbetween. Patching the firmware of the drive may also be an option, of course, but vendors usually don't bother to provide patches these days, given that a new DVD drive costs less than 30 bucks.
Well the problem comes in that it's a laptop. I would happily upgrade the drive otherwise. That's slightly irritating. Can you explain a little further what you mean by it being the old ATAPI fix getting in the way? I know a bit about hardware interactions but that's definitely not my forte...
Also am I correct that it won't really cause any problems with the functionality of illustrator?
Hi guys, try this, worked for me.
Go to Windows Logo (left bottom screen)
Click on AI logo (in my case AI CS5)
Right click on it and choose "Run as Administrator"
AI will open up, close it and re-open - the iritating message is not there anymore.
Well... the irritating message is gone... now AI won't close without
freezing. I have to have windows force it to end... Any suggestions there?
I have the same problem as markison and, tryin to run as administrator got the same error.
markison, are you running in Illustrator in a HP laptop (like I do)?
The only way to get it work properly is to run as administrator (no registry messages, no problems quit).
No its an acer.
this worked for me too... that was a very annoying problem!