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CD-RW/CD-ROM compatibility

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Chad556, Jan 21, 2003.

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  1. Chad556

    Chad556 Thread Starter

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    I am having a problem with my CD Burner. When I burn files to a CD-RW it works fine, writes fine, and can be read fine by the drive that burned it. The problem I am having is that when I try to copy files off the CD onto my other computer it takes forever (Example: 621 meg .AVI in 3.5 hours) and sometimes not at all ("Error reading from specified device" message). Then when I take the CD that my old computer could not read back to my new computer it reads it fine.

    My old computer is a Micron Millenea PII mmx 350 running windows 98, CD-Rom is 40x. My new computer is a Gateway 500x P4 2.4 Ghz running Windows XP, CD-RW is 48x10x48.

    What can I do to fix this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. DaveSS

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    Your old PC's CD read system maybe failing. Check the CD's on another PC again.

    Other than that check what CD-R software you are using, maybe installing that on your old pc may help
     
  3. optimummind

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    Perhaps a firmware upgrade on the older CD-ROM drive will take care of it. You could check with your manufacturer's homepage and go to support or download.
     
  4. dvk01

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    when you burn to a cdrw you normally use a udf file burning system, which makes the cdrw act like a giant floppy.

    this is slow and often cannot be read on different computers unless the program that made the cdrw is installed in the other compurter.

    If you burn to a cdr, it is much quicker and normally can be read in any cd drive without any special software.


    What burning program are you using

    Derek
     
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