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CD-R data disappeared

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by geodr, Apr 28, 2004.

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  1. geodr

    geodr Thread Starter

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    After initailly copying some data onto a CD-R, which could be read successfully, I tried copying additional data onto it, and the process froze and the drive now does not recognize any of the files on the disc. This happened with two discs in a row. The one thing I might have done differently this time is have Adaptec DirectCD open in the system tray.

    Running adaptec's scandisk does not fix the problem. Is there any other way to save the data on the discs ?

    I have been using this CD-writer fine for several years and don't understand this glitch.

    Thanks for yor help.
     
  2. LONGHAIR

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    This is one of the problems that occurs with packet writing. When the second burn failed the "connection" to the data was never made again.
    With "session" burning the end of the session is when the "map" to the data is burned. The original is ignored because it doesn't know what is on the second burn, so the second burn contains the directions to the data of the first burn too. If the burn fails before this point.......it appears as if the data is gone.
     
  3. geodr

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    LONGHAIR -

    Thanks for the explanation. Any idea how to get the data back ?
     
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