Unable to burn ISO image to DVD

In the past, I've used Roxio (now Sonic) Easy CD Creator to burn CDs/DVDs for audio and data. But yesterday, I needed to burn an ISO image of the new Windows 7 beta to a DVD. Every time I tried with Easy CD Creator, it would tell me to insert a blank DVD even though it was blank! I tried 3 different brands of DVDs which were all new and never used. Apparently, some CD/DVD burning applications are not too user friendly depending on what you are trying to do.

So, I found a trial version of an independent ISO burner called ImTOO ISO Burner. I was able to burn the ISO on the 1st try with no issue. It recognized the same DVD that I was trying with the Roxio application.

I'm sure there are other independent ISO burners out there but ImTOO ISO burner did the trick. You can download it here:
ImTOO ISO burner

Download Windows 7 Beta

Just wanted to write a quick post about the new Windows 7 Public Beta that is available from Microsoft beginning today at 12pm (PST). Of course, there are traffic load issues at the download site, but luckily, here at work, we have an MSDN subscription where I've previously downloaded Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. I am exciting about continuing to play with Windows 7 on an old laptop and also in my Microsoft Virtual PC lab.

Be sure to visit the Windows 7 website beginning at 3pm EST (12pm PST) if you would like to be one of the 2.5 million people to get the Windows 7 beta.

Are you going to download Windows 7? Leave me a comment...

RChase Computer Consulting 2009 Goals

I thought I'd start this year out with a list of goals I would like to accomplish for RChase Computer Consulting. I did not do this last year and I think that may be why I did not accomplish what I set out to do. Let me first start out by saying that the main goal for this blog is to help computer users all over the world with their computer troubleshooting by providing information about the latest Windows operating systems currently in use: Windows XP and Windows Vista SP1. I also randomly post interesting articles relating to computer upgrades and computer consulting. For only being operational since March 2008, I already have a most searched page and it relates to an HP 7680 printer and the issues I had with installing it at work. This page searched daily and its exciting to know that I am potentially helping someone make a decision on a purchase or troubleshoot a printer issue.

So, here are my 2009 goals for RChase Computer Consulting:
1) Post at least once a week.

2) Post more about computer troubleshooting since this seems to be what is searched the most by people.
3) Introduce a PC tool of the week that I may find useful. (I will only do this if I actually use the product)
4) Purchase a domain name for RChase Computer Consulting (need to figure out the best way to do this)
Thanks for being a reader and enjoy the site in the coming days and months of 2009.

If you have any suggestions for this year, please comment below.
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