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Cdr file hangs system up on a black screen

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Dec 3, 2012 7:09 PM

I am using an older (6 years) Total Training DVD set.  To save wear and tear on my DVD drive, because of the constant starts and stops, I imported it as a disc image to operate from my hard drive.   However, it hangs the system up on a black screen.  It plays the first note of music in the menu, and then the cursor shows and moves, but the rest of the system is locked up.   I've had to hard reboot five times.   This also happened on an earlier DVD from the same set yesterday.  The DVD plays fine.

Is this indicative of copy protection or an issue in my system? I'm running an older (about 2008) Macbook with OSX Leopard. 

Thanks

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 8:19 PM (in response to Editgrrl1)

    Good isea, it could be copy protection, but...

     

    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 11:04 PM (in response to Editgrrl1)

    OK,

     

    Open console in Applications>Utilities, check the system log for the date/time of the last problem  & the Startup right after that for clues.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 10:03 AM (in response to Editgrrl1)

    And Console shows no messages as you try to open a CDR file?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to Editgrrl1)

    Good work, thanks for the Report!

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