CD reading problem-HELP

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piratetigger

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I have written a CD and windows cant read it, I get an error saying
"windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted or be using or be using a format that is not recognised by windows"
I wrote the cd using Nero and I presume I have done something wrong. Is there any way (i.e. a nice bit of software) that I can look at the data on the disk and if possible write it to another CD that windows can read (i.e. a nice bit of software)? Nero reports that there is no data on the cd, but clone cd will read it fine, but I get the same problem with the copy. Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Is this just a data CD that you have written? Also, can you view other written disks on the PC?

If you can, try and see if the disk can be recognised on another machine.

Regards

eddie
 

piratetigger

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Yes it is just a data cd, I have tried it on 2 os's and on two cd drives, and tried two pieces of data recovery software, both say that there is 415Mb of data there, but its in a unrecognised format. I think I am buggered! Thanks for your help though
 

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If you've used some data recovery software, you may be right, I'm afraid :(

If you pop the CD in, and close the error message, can you go to Windows Explorer, and open the CD there, as in the contents?

I remember a while back, someone had a GLView file, and it took ages to find out how to read it. They found a floppy disk in a bought car, and wondered what was on it :)

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Did you write a Multi-Session CD? If yes, then you will have to finally close it so that it can read in CD-ROM drives.
 

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Originally posted by abvavguser:
Did you write a Multi-Session CD? If yes, then you will have to finally close it so that it can read in CD-ROM drives.
Actually, any reasonably new multi-session compatible CD-ROM will read multi-session disks without them being closed. I've done this lots of times for stuff that I carry around...
 

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It's just possible that you wrote in in udf packet reading format.

windows doesn't natively read this format.

what OS are you using cos XP has udf reading built in but other windows 9x or me or 2000 don't

if you say you burned it using nero try to download the udf reading software from nero website it might just work
its called easywrite reader on the downloads/update page
www.ahead.de


otherwise read here for help
http://www.ahead.de/en/content/c1002822798638.html#c1002822798638

http://www.ahead.de/en/content/helptool/333.htm#o333

Derek
 
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