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Boot from CDRW CD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hasamba, Oct 2, 2003.

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  1. hasamba

    hasamba Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    i made some rescue cd's on cdrw (cause i want to update the virus definition from time to time and i don't want to waste a cdr every time), the cd boots ok only from the cdrw drive and not from the cdrom (ofcourse that bootable cdr's boots ok).

    Doesnt cdrw cd's should act exctacly like normal cd's? or have i done something wrong?


    Thanks
    Yaniv


    btw-I'm Hoping it's the right forum for this question, i couldnt decide if its more "Hardware" or more "operating system" related
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    Your Normal CD reader will not read CDRW disks that have not been closed/finalised. What you should do is write the CDRW as a normal CDR. You can then re-use it next time.
     
  3. hasamba

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    The CDRW was finalised and the cdrom does read it but doesnt boot from it!
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    I'll try this and see what happens on my system. What Writing Software?
     
  5. hasamba

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  6. DaveBurnett

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    I just wrote a bootable CD on a CDRW using NTI and it worked OK with me. I'll try it with Nero, and I'll try the same CD with different readers.
     
  7. hasamba

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    did the cdrw booted from regular cd-rom drive?
     
  8. DaveBurnett

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    Right:
    Tried CD creared in NTI in several machines. Where the CD reader was new enough to be able to read the CD, it was recognised as bootable.
    ditto when created from Nero
     
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