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06-02-2009, 06:20 AM
I have Win XP Pro with SP3 installed and a Sony DVD RW 830A writer. I installed an old program called Shanghai Moments. It ran well but when I listed a DVD I found that the files with an .IFO extention had been changed from a IFO type file to a SHGM type of file. E.g.
Name ----------------- Type
VIDEO_TS.BUP-------- BUP File
VIDEO_TS.IFO ------- SHGM_file
VIDEO_TS.VOB ------- VOB File
VTS_01_0.BUP ------- BUP File
VTS_01_0.IFO ------- SHGM_file
VTS_01_0.VOB ------- VOB File etc.

DVDs and CDs play ok.

When I found the changes I immediately uninstalled Shanghai Moments and performed a System Restore but nothing changed.
I can no longer use Audiograbber 1.83 as when it starts to rip a music CD it stalls and then closes down. AG worked ok before the install of Shang Mo.

Has this mongrel prog. altered my DVD ROM and/or has it altered Win XP?

Any help would be appreciated.

Speedy Gonzales
06-02-2009, 09:00 AM
Change it under filetypes in my computer

It probably changed the filetype, so when you play a DVD, its looking for the game, which isnt there

Install the free version of Glary utilities (http://www.glaryutilities.com/)

Then click on scan for issues, then click on repair problems

Close browser/s first

10-02-2009, 05:52 AM
Hi Speedy
Thanks for the quick response. I've been away for the weekend.
I have looked for the IFO files in ControlPanel\Folder Options\File Types.
The IFO file extender is associated with the correct type.
I can't find the SHGM type of file here so I can't delete it.

DVDs and CDs play fine but when I use Audiograbber 1.83 to rip a CD it starts to rip the first track, it faulters and then reboots the computer.
I have redownloaded Audiograbber 1.83 and installed it but still the same thing happens.
I have tested AG with a CD I ripped successfully with AG months ago but AG clapped out this time.

I have just dl Glary Utilities but I'm unsure of using it.

I'm wondering if that mongrel prog has changed something in the DVD writer!!

I presume that Glary Utilities just scans and repairs things in Windows. What if the DVD writer has been affected?

Any thoughts?


10-02-2009, 06:24 AM
Me Again Speedy
I have installed and run Glary Utilities and it has fixed my IFO file problem and Audiograbber 1.83 is working correctly again.

Thanks a heap

The DVD writer is fine.

I had never used a register cleaner before and I was very apprehensive.
Why do you recommend this one?

PC World are advertising a lot of caution with using register cleaners.

Once again thanks

10-02-2009, 06:43 AM
You do need to be very careful with the registry, the only cleaner really recommended on here is ccleaner other ones can do more harm than good.

10-02-2009, 11:16 AM
Use well known ones, such as ccleaner, or the mentioned glary utilities.

Programs like Regcure cause problems