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Can data from erased cdrw be restored ?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by treesha6, Oct 26, 2001.

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  1. treesha6

    treesha6 Thread Starter

    Oct 26, 2001
    I accidentally erased a cdrw which contained a very complicated original musical composition. Is there a way to restore the file ? Thanks, Treesha
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001
    Hiya and Welcome

    I don't know if this is possible as this is for damaged CD's.


    but there is a free 30-day demo. It may work.


  3. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
    If you did the quick erase it just changed the TOC – the data is still there. If you did a full erase it can’t be recovered.

    If the link eddie5659 linked doesn’t work get back. It appears that it should work as long as you didn’t do a full erase. You would know if you did as a quick erase takes only a couple of minutes where a full erase takes much longer.
  4. treesha6

    treesha6 Thread Starter

    Oct 26, 2001
    Thanks for the suggestion. I am really in over my head now ! I downloaded CD Data Rescue, and got an error message when I tried to use it. "Fatal error - no cd devices found." Looking at the Troubleshooting section, I learned that "this is usually a problem with the ASPI drivers", so I went to their link http://www.naltech.com/aspi.htm to find what I need. There I downloaded aspichk.exe, a utility that checks my aspi situation. This is the result:

    Adaptec ASPI Windows 95 (Please note I have ME)

    This utility has checked your current ASPI installation. Version information and the operational status of ASPI are listed below:

    Component Version Date Size

    ]WNASPI32.DLL 1.00(1) 06/09/100 36864
    WINASPI.DLL 1.00(65) 06/09/100 3536
    APIX.VXD 4.00(952) 06/09/100 29497

    ASPI is not properly installed. ONe or more components have been replaced with older versions of the software.

    The log shows this :

    LOG0143: *****************************************************************
    LOG0144: Starting ASPICHK installer on Sun Oct 28 01:46:20 2001
    ASPICHK0438: OS = Windows 95 (4.90.3000)
    UPGRADE1004: c:\windows\system\wnaspi32.dll dated 06/09/2000 00:00:00, 36864 bytes.
    UPGRADE1062: c:\windows\system\wnaspi32.dll version
    UPGRADE1004: c:\windows\system\winaspi.dll dated 06/09/2000 00:00:00, 3536 bytes.
    UPGRADE1062: c:\windows\system\winaspi.dll version
    UPGRADE1004: c:\windows\system\iosubsys\apix.vxd dated 06/09/2000 00:00:00, 29497 bytes.
    UPGRADE1062: c:\windows\system\iosubsys\apix.vxd version
    UPGRADE0965: File c:\windows\system\aspienum.vxd does not exist
    UPGRADE0369: No existing file to compare, upgrade recommended
    ASPICHK0522: Inconsistent version numbers among components
    ASPICHK0592: ASPI installation has problems
    LOG0218: Closing installer log on Sun Oct 28 01:46:20 2001
    LOG0219: *****************************************************************
    Next I did a search to find ASPI driver for ME, for the CD ROM, and I found aspi32.exe, but when I go to install it, it says it is for WIndows 95/NT. Installing it has not changed the CD Data Resuce fatal error message.
    I would like to try the program to see if it can recover the data on the CDRW, but so far cant get past this error message. I am fairly new to computers and all this is over my head. Help much appreciated, Thanks, Treesha
  5. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
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