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In Topic: There is no disk in the drive.

03 May 2013 - 10:17 PM

A little more trouble shooting has narrowed down the problem. I figured a computer reboot might be in order as it has been running continuious for at least a week or two. After a fresh reboot, the problem went away. I did not have to have a CD in the DVD drive and RootsMagic 6 functioned properly (no error message).

Because I am highly CDO (that's the same as OCD [obsessive compulstive disordered] but with the letters are in the right order) I wanted to see if I could recreate the problem. Yes, I could.

If I started up Windows Media Player, inserted an audio disk and ran RootsMagic 6, everthing was fine. As soon as I took that CD out of the DVD drive, leaving it empty, I started getting the "There is no disk in drive E." error when trying to edit a person.

Even if I exited the Windows Media Player program, the error message presisted. When I relaunched WMP and inserted a CD, there was no longer the error message. Lather, rinse, repeat...

My computer is a Dell GX620 desktop 3.3 GHz with 4-Gb RAM and running Windows XP pro sp/3 with all current updates. It appears there is some kind of interation between RootsMagic 6 and Windows. Maybe this thread should be moved to the "Bug Reports" forum for a programmer to investigate. In the meantime, I have solved this problem and can get back to work.

Thanks for listening! :)

In Topic: There is no disk in the drive.

03 May 2013 - 09:40 PM

Okay, this is absolutely unbelievable.

"Just for the heck of it" I inserted an Audio CD into drive E:. The RootsMagic 6 and my database function properly now. The CD I grabbed off the shelf has absolutely nothing to do with RootsMagic! It's a music CD.

If I take that CD out, the popup error window returns and I can't edit any of the people in the database again!

I can reproduce this problem by either having a CD inserted or not. Is this a program bug or is something misconfigured in RootsMagic 6 (or my computer)?

In Topic: Web Tags

08 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

I am a more casual RM6 user, but computer savvy. The new WebTags feature is nice, although it's implementation is not as streamlined as I "think" it should be. In previous RM versions I have captured URLs for sources and pasted this into the Notes of each fact type. My idea of an improved UI would be to add another column next the the "Notes" on the "Edit Person" window. This could pop up a window to paste the URL into, without having to name it explicity. Then a green "check mark" would appear in the WebTag column like it does for the others "tags" on each fact. The URL would carry through the system just like the Notes do now.

I might be niave in the limitations / complications this might introduce.