Cannot reinstall DVD Architect



SKS
07-09-2005, 10:59 PM
I reinstalled DVD Architect 1.0 on one machine with a totally wiped and
formatted boot drive (due to an accumulation of junk and errors). The
install went fine but when I put in the licence key it said the number was
invalid! I am trying to locate the receipt so I can contact Sony/Sonic
Foundry or the online place I got it from but in the meantime somebody
living near me advised me to disconnect all other hard drives in my system
(5 HDDs + 3 opticals - heavy multimedia work), uninstall the SW and delete
all keys or other entries having to do with the DVD ARchitect/Sonic
Foundry/Sony, reboot and reinstall. His unusual explanation was that certain
software write hidden data on other hard drives (if present) to generate
unique machine codes or something for validation or somehing. Since the
other drives are still untouched (contains all mine and client's work!),
they must still have the data - so my attempt to reinstall "must have
triggered some piracy protection or something"! I have a store-bought retail
version but this very wacky suggestion piqued my interest. I might do as he
suggests just to see if it works, but I just wanted to know if there is any
validity to it all. Or maybe one of us need to ease off on the Heineken!
Incidentally, prior to this oddity, Windows XP Pro reinstall, as well as
other software, went fine. No problems with any reactivation on anything at
all. I still have some others to reinstall but am crossing my fingers none
cause any problem.

Excuse my verbosity and thanks for any insight.

SKS


Cannot reinstall DVD Architect