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is it possible the data from CD to be lost ?

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  1. riverdrift

    riverdrift Thread Starter

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    hi all
    here I got surprised that data from my CD is lost.
    I purchased a licenced copy of a software a long time back.that time it was ok and everything was fine.
    now a days again I'd the requirement of that software.
    this time when I tried to install from the same original CD given by the vender,it's not working.when I checked the disk it's showing no data.it's just an blank CD.
    how it happend ?
    is it possible that the data cen be lost from the CD after a certain period.
    I requested the vender and sent the invoice,this time he charged me 50%of actual price and sent me the new CD.it's ok ,working fine
    but my concern is it possible that the data can automaticaly be lost ?
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    No it should not be automatically "lost", but if the CD was left for any period with the data side exposed to sunlight it can happen.
     
  3. riverdrift

    riverdrift Thread Starter

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    nothing happend like that no exposure to sun light even I'm also surprised how it happend
     
  4. ozrom1e

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    The problem with any type of media like CD-R or DVD is they can lose their data aftewr awhile for various reasons. One of the best reasons is the dye used in the manufacturing process. Question is how old is the CD-R? And is this disk an original from the manufacturer or a copy of one? The best way to describe it is this article:

    http://www.cd-info.com/CDIC/Technology/CD-R/Media/Longevity.html
     
  5. riverdrift

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    yea that CD-R was too old(4yr),it was an original CD from the manufecturer.no copy was made out of it. thanks for the kind info

    even I have the data in my CDz more than 7yr old and in ordinary CDz no data loss
    it was an original CD and the data was lost

    here I wanted to know is there any way that the manufecturer define the moment they arite the data in the CD that it'll automatically be disappeared afetr a certain period?

    ur suggestion are always appreciated.
    regards
     
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