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MagicDisc... not good! How to uninstall it when it fails.
I found MagicDisc which is supposedly really good - at least it's website would have you think so.
So I install it and all appears OK.
I mount the image, that's fine.
Hmm. Add/Remove Programs just presents 'Change' as an option, as the Uninstall commandline is missing. A partial error implying lack of permissions is also present.
So I go into c:\program files\magicdisc and look in there - there's an UNINST.EXE and a UNWISE.EXE.
UNINST.EXE causes the system to freeze up.
So after many reboots and re-attempts I start searching for references to uninstalling MagicDisc.
Eventually I find this hit from castlecops.com (which, ironically, doesn't work now either) - it's a forum discussion where one poster recommends the following. Having nothing else to lose, I tried it, and it worked:
I'm now rid of it. Good riddance. And on to DaemonTools Lite which worked much better.