DirectCD 3.01 Prevents Starting in Safe Mode in Windows 2000

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After installing Adaptec's DirectCD version 3.01 on Microsoft Windows 2000, you may receive the following error message when you attempt to start in Safe Mode:
Adaptec's driver CDR4VSD.SYS installed by DirectCD version 3.01 is not compatible with Safe Mode.
To work around this issue, use one of the following methods.

Method 1

NOTE: Start Windows 2000 normally.
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
  3. On the View menu, click Show hidden devices.
  4. Double-click Non-Plug and Play Drivers, right-click CDR4VSD, and then click Properties.
  5. Click the Driver tab, click Stop, click Disabled, and then click OK.
  6. Restart in Safe Mode and continue troubleshooting.

Method 2

Uninstall Adaptec DirectCD 3.01 to start in Safe Mode and continue troubleshooting.
More information
NOTE: There are known issues reported about DirectCD version 3.01, stating that it fails to allow Windows 2000 to successfully enter Standby or Hibernate modes. Contact Adaptec for an updated version of DirectCD that allows Standby and Hibernate to work successfully.

For additional information about these known issues, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
839516 You may receive stop error messages when you try to run Adaptec Easy CD Creator or Adaptec DirectCD on a Windows 2000-based computer
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Article ID: 261807 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 04:45:00 - Revision: 5.0

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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