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  1. drafter

    drafter Thread Starter

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    Can anyone tell me after you burn a disc some computers can read it and some cant. I thought maybe if you burnt a disc you have to read it on a burner, but this is not the case. I have tried to read it on an ordinary cdrom and a cdrw to no avail. An I doing something wrong?
     
  2. $teve

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    Depends on what you burned..............specially if its a movie the other comp may be missing the codecs to see/hear the film.
    ;)
     
  3. drafter

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    No it is purely data
     
  4. $teve

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    Data..As in what?..............Windows needs to know what its seeing in order to assign a specific program to read the data.
    IE: if you burn a zipped copy of something and the other comp dos`nt have winzip/winrar or whatever windows will chase its tail.
    Not trying to be pedantic here,Its easier to treat all posters as retards seeing as we dont know peoples computer savvy.

    :)
     
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    :D :D
     
  6. $teve

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    Was that too frank do ya think mo?
    :D
     
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    Nearly fell of my chair laughing...Wife deffinitly thinks i'm nuts after the outburst.:D
     
  8. GRudger

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    if you haven't finalised the cd it, sometimes other cddrives cant read it, and i have also noticed that my old computer cant read any burnt cds from my new computer at all...dont know why
     
  9. drafter

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    Its not that it doesn't know what application to launch, it actaully says "the disk in drive E is not formated" but I have tried burning this disk 3 times now, and yes I have definetely closed the disk when I finished. The computer that I burnt it on is a 800mhz and I have tried to read it on 3 different computers ranging form 800mhz to 1700mhz. The computer that I burnt it on has FAT32 hard drives, the computers that I am tring to read it on have NTFS hard drives. Does this mean when I fomat my cd on a computer with FAT 32 drives it will be formated with FAT32 and not be able to be read from a computer with NTFS drives. I dont know Im just grasping at straws. I have also tried reading the disk in other burners. When I make disks it seems to be random whether I can read them or not. Is CD burning just a hit and miss thing. Hasn't the computer gurus got this figured so theat it is stable.

    Please help
     
  10. gotrootdude

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    If your using packet writing software (like EZCD) to write the CD, you need to install a UDF driver on the computers you wish to read it from..

    http://aolcom.com.com/3000-2100-9497911.html?tag=pop

    You can alternately install the burning software onto those PC's which will install the driver needed..
     
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