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Problem reading CD`s after burning

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#1 orange16v



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Posted 27 September 2005 - 12:09 PM

Hi all, I`m hoping good old Spyware forum can come up with the goods with this one...

I burnt some files (mixed) to a CD using windows XP pro on a HP system with standard CD-writer. I used the disc a few times to move data from the CD back onto my PC, but after a while it just stopped working?? There are no scratches that i can identify on the CD...so this has now become a huge mystery!?
The CD-rom shows that there is 35.7mb on the disc but dosen`t show any file types?? or errors?
I`ve tried other PC`s to read from the disc but all it asks is for me insert a disc..!

Please help, this data on the CD is very important to me.



#2 hornet777


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Posted 28 September 2005 - 12:33 AM

I've seen CD-Rs take a dive for no reason before; IMO, they are only slightly more reliable than floppies in some ways. The one that came to mind had a big ink blob where the spiral was supposed to be, and it was a total mystery how it got to be that way. Since, I have learned to make 2 copies of CD-Rs that are important to me. Windows is infamous for not providing any information other that "cannot read...", but there are several good utilities to *try* and recover what material is available. Also, the utilities included with Nero are a good place to start for purely technical details of any disk you may have.
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