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Ok, I just re-installed Windows 7 and now I can't get multiple instances of ImgBurn ready to roll - well, I can have multiple instances OPEN, but none but the first will see the drive.  I get -

 

This drive is currently locked for exclusive access by 'ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 - PID: 13524'.
Device->Initialise() Failed!
Device: [0:2:0] DVD-RW (X:) (ATAPI)
This drive will not be visible in the program.
 
Now I previously did not have this problem - I could get several instances of ImgBurn ready to burn, just awaiting the switching of discs - now I have to manually Search for devices each time  :(
 
Thanks for any help!  
 

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Then you probably changed something on your previous install because it's working how it's supposed to now. That's the whole idea behind locking the drive for exclusive usage during the burn... nothing else can touch it and mess things up.

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IMHO, there is a difference between locking the drive, and making the drive "invisible" and forcing a manual search.  Once the burn is completed, that should automatically release the drive to the other instances - one should not have to manually search for the drive each time.

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The exclusive access lock is provided by the OS. It locks it in such a way that the OS commands used to 'open' the drive then fail. It's out of ImgBurn's hands.

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