Can data from erased cdrw be restored ?

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treesha6

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

treesha6

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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
ASPIENUM.VXD N/A N/A N/A

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 1.0.0.1
UPGRADE1004: c:\windows\system\winaspi.dll dated 06/09/2000 00:00:00, 3536 bytes.
UPGRADE1062: c:\windows\system\winaspi.dll version 1.0.0.65
UPGRADE1004: c:\windows\system\iosubsys\apix.vxd dated 06/09/2000 00:00:00, 29497 bytes.
UPGRADE1062: c:\windows\system\iosubsys\apix.vxd version 4.0.0.952
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
 
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