Can't Read CD-RW after With new computer

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WizzB88

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Saved my files onto a CD-RW packet CD with Cequadrat just!burn because I bought a new Compaq Presario 6000 with WinXP. The problem is that my new Compaq didn't come with Cequadrat and I can't read the CD-RW created with my old computer. My old computer is completely shot.
I understand I made a mistake by saving to CD-RW. From now on I will just burn it to a CD-R. Anyways, this CD-RW has very important info that I need. My old computer is a Compaq Presario 7478 and the hard drive as completely crashed. I have done everything I can to restore it. QR didn't work so I deleted all partition and booted a really old version on Win 98 which work. I have run file recovery programs like "File Recovery" on my old computer but nothing works.
My new Idea is to focus my efforts on reading this Precious CD. When I put the CD in my new computer it treats it as blank CD and asks me if I want to format it.

1. Dose anyone have any free or super cheap solution to this problem.
a. Bad Copy was able to read half the info on the disk but wants me to buy it ($39.99). There’s got to be a better way (I’m a Cheap skate)
b. Downloading a new version of Cequadrat will cost even more.
 

WizzB88

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I loaded it and nothing new happen. I'm starting to think the CR-RW is really damaged. Dose anyone know of a good program that may be able to recover it?:confused:
 

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Originally posted by WizzB88:
a. Bad Copy was able to read half the info on the disk but wants me to buy it ($39.99). There’s got to be a better way (I’m a Cheap skate)
b. Downloading a new version of Cequadrat will cost even more.
You have several solutions, yet you reject them. Is the data worth more than $39.95? If so, you've already discovered the solution. ;)
 
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You might try installing the Roxio UDF reader. Try reading it on both your burner and CD-ROM drive after installing the reader: http://www.roxio.com/en/support/udfwin/udfwinvhist.html

The “U” in UDF stands for universal – which it isn’t always. The Roxio reader is probably your best free bet if you haven’t tried it.

Join the club of people that are sorry they trusted important information to a packet written RW.
 
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